Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. Dental sealants are needed when tiny, hard to reach crevices deep in the molars develop tooth decay and cavities.
Many times, sealants are used as a preventative measure, especially in children. It’s more common to seal permanent teeth than baby teeth. Most sealants last up to 5 years. It is not uncommon for patients to see theirs lasting for even longer. If sealants come off and you’re aware it’s important to let your dentist know so you can have your teeth resealed.
If you suffer from excessive plaque and tartar buildup or frequent cavities, you should consider dental sealants.Benefits of Dental Sealants:
- Protect teeth from food particles
- Prevent bacteria growth
- Protect teeth from dental health issues
- Extremely cost-effective
- Simple to apply
- High effective for preventing tooth decay