WHAT IS A SEALANT?
A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities.
WHO SHOULD RECEIVE SEALANT TREATMENT?
Patients who will receive the greatest benefit from sealants are Children and Teenagers, since they have newly erupted permanent teeth. Decay can begin early in life, especially in the biting surfaces where in the pits and grooves are narrow. These are the hardest area to clean merely by brushing thus susceptible to decay. Sealants can also protect adults teeth too. Ask your Dentist if this would be beneficial to you.
HOW LONG WILL A SEALANT LAST?
Tooth Surface will be protected from decay as long as the sealant remains intact. During your regular visits, the dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary. However, clinical studies have shown that teeth that have received and ultimately lost sealants are no more susceptible to tooth decay than teeth that were never sealed.