As experts in both the aesthetic and functional qualities of the mouth, prosthodontists know that healthy teeth are the first step in creating a beautiful smile. Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. During this simple procedure, a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.