Sealants are a thin protective cover made of a plastic dental material and require no anesthetic for application. They are beneficial for reducing decay and maintaining the health of your teeth. Sealants act by preventing food and bacteria from entering tooth grooves and pits.
Sealants are beneficial for patients looking to prevent early cavities and offer the following advantages:
Stops food and bacteria from sticking in tooth grooves and pits
Prevents decay and cavities
The sealant process begins with thoroughly cleaning and drying the biting surface of the tooth. A blue gel is then added to prompt a bond between the tooth and sealant. After rinsing the gel, the sealant is added and hardened with a blue light. With proper care and cleaning, the benefit of sealants can be enjoyed for many years.