Dental Sealants

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a preventative dental treatment offered at ConfiDent Smile Studio, designed to protect teeth from decay. Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell apply a thin, protective coating made of a plastic material to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). This coating effectively seals the deep grooves and depressions on these surfaces, creating a barrier against plaque and food particles that are hard to reach with brushing and flossing alone.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants provide a simple and effective way to prevent cavities in molars and premolars, where most chewing occurs and where decay is most likely to develop. Sealants are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers who are at a higher risk of developing cavities, but adults can benefit from them as well. By protecting these vulnerable areas, dental sealants help to maintain oral health, reduce the need for fillings and other restorative treatments and ultimately save time and money.

Protect your teeth against decay with dental sealants in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Contact us at 214-888-6726 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how sealants can benefit you or your child’s dental health.

The Process of Applying Dental Sealants


The teeth that will receive sealants are thoroughly cleaned to ensure the sealant adheres properly.


Our dentists and team then apply the sealant material directly to the enamel surface of each tooth, filling the grooves and depressions.


The sealant is then hardened with a special curing light, bonding it securely to the tooth and providing a durable protective layer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Dental Sealants Safe?

Yes, dental sealants are safe and effective for protecting against tooth decay. They are made from materials that are safe for use in the mouth and have been used for decades.

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

Dental sealants can last for several years under the force of normal chewing and can be reapplied if they become worn or chipped.

At What Age Should Sealants Be Applied?

Sealants are most effective when applied to children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 14, but adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.