To protect your teeth against decay, consider dental sealants in Amarillo, Texas. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay. While dental sealants are very commonly placed on children’s teeth, they can also be used for adults.
When you visit Jon Ormson DDS for dental sealant placement, the back teeth are thoroughly cleaned by Dr. Jon Ormson or our hygienist. The teeth are then rinsed and dried carefully. An acidic solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The solution is then rinsed off. The rough surface produced allows for the dental sealant to attach to the tooth. Our dentist will then dry your teeth again. At this point, he will paint the liquid sealant onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special light will be used to harden the dental sealant in place. The dried sealant is a hard-plastic varnish coating. You will be able to chew with the tooth normally.
Dental sealants can last for up to a decade. Care for your teeth with dental sealants in the same way you would care for your other teeth. Make sure you come in for your regular dental appointments so that our dentist can examine your sealants and make sure they are not worn down or chipped. Dr. Jon Ormson can repair or replace sealants as needed.
For more information about dental sealants and to schedule your next appointment, contact our dental office at 806-354-8526 today.