Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay and can be beneficial to both children and adults. Tooth-colored acrylic is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Back teeth have more fissures and grooves, which make them more susceptible to tooth decay. Sealants protect your back teeth from food particles and plaque, preventing cavities.
Placing dental sealants is non-invasive, simple procedure and requires no anesthesia. The teeth are dried and cleaned with a strong acid that acts like dental soap. We then apply the resin-based acrylic and use a blue light to harden the material. Your bite is checked and adjusted as necessary. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. We make sure to check them at each hygiene visit.