Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing can’t reach. Sealants do not prevent cavities in between the teeth.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years. Periodic reapplication is needed.
Children and some adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.