Sealants & Preventative Resins in Prairieville, LA
Many back teeth have deep grooves that have incompletely formed enamel at their depths. Because of this, the teeth are incompletely sealed, and the second layer of tooth is exposed to the oral environment. This makes these teeth more susceptible to tooth decay. These areas of incompletely formed enamel are havens for the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t clean into the depths of these crevices.
What is the solution?
The solution is simple, painless, and takes very little time. A small preventive filling is placed to seal up these deep grooves with a tooth colored filling material after they have been thoroughly cleaned. This valuable service prevents many children from having to have large fillings placed when these areas decay.