What Are Dental Sealants?

A sealant is a thin plastic covering that is put to the chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and any deep valleys in teeth (known as pits and fissures). In these deep grooves, more than 75% of dental rot occurs. Teeth with these characteristics are difficult to keep clean and are prone to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by filling up deep grooves and making the surface smooth and easy to clean.
Sealants can last for years and protect teeth from decay, but they must be monitored for wear and chipping at frequent dental visit

What Do Sealants Involve?

Your dentist or dental hygienist can simply apply sealants to your teeth, and the procedure takes only a few minutes per tooth.

Reasons for Sealants:

  • Children and teenagers: as soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6-16.
  • Adults: tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.
  • Baby teeth: occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and the child is cavity prone.

Dental Sealants Procedure:

The teeth that will be sealed are cleaned carefully and then wrapped in cotton to keep the area dry. To aid the sealant’s bonding to the teeth, a specific solution is applied to the enamel surface. After that, the teeth are cleaned and dried. To hide the deep grooves or depressions, a sealant material is carefully painted onto the enamel surface. The material will either harden automatically or with a specific curing light, depending on the type of sealant employed.

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Are Dental Sealants Right for You?

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