A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
This is where decay most often occurs. A sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. Sealants are most beneficial when placed on permanent molars as soon as the teeth come in.
How is a sealant placed?
The procedure is simple and painless. It takes only a few minutes. The tooth is cleaned and treated with a solution that allows the sealant to stick to the tooth. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth. They can last for up to 10 years. Please call our office for more information about how this service can help you.
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