Sealants

 

 What are pit and fissure sealants?

 

  • A sealant is a thin resin material that is applied to the pits and fissures of back teeth.
  • Sealants protect bacteria from penetrating chewing surfaces and causing decay over time.
  • A sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in cavity prone areas.
  • Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay than adults and should have their back teeth sealed as soon as the teeth grow in fully.
  • In some cases adults can be recommended sealants if the pits and fissures require sealing.
  • Applying sealants is a quick, easy and painless procedure. They are painted on and bonded in place.

 

Sealants

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