Dental Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. They are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic material is painted onto the surface of the tooth as a liquid then “cured” to a hard coating. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting the tooth from plaque and acids.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. They are placed without a local anesthetic and there is no drilling necessary. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last many years before a reapplication is needed.Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.