A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (pits and fissures).
More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. A tooth with this condition is hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing these deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
It acts as a barrier to protect the tooth from decay for many years. It's cost-effective and we check it for wear and chipping during your regular visits.
- Benefit for children
- The likelihood of developing tooth decay on the chewing surfaces begins early in life. Sealants can be applied as soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6-16.
- Benefit for adults
- Adults can benefit from sealants because one never outgrows cavities.