A dental sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentists may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Our dentists apply this plastic coating to shield the chewing surface of the molars in the back of the mouth because they are more vulnerable to decay.
Our dentists can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. Call us today to learn more!