Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Applying sealants is a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic coating is painted onto the surface of the tooth. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids, as well as creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
Sealants only take a few minutes to apply to each tooth. They hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last you several years before a reapplication is needed. Proper home care, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new sealants.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.