Dental sealants are thin coatings that, when applied to the chewing surfaces of the rear teeth (molars), can help prevent cavities for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces against cavities by forming a protective coating that keeps germs and food out. Bell Dental Care provides sealant applications as a preventive technique to safeguard our patients' oral health.
Children and teenagers are candidates for sealants due to the possibility of decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars. Adults who do not have cavities or fillings in their molars, on the other hand, can benefit from sealants as well. Sealants should be applied to children's permanent molars and premolars as soon as they appear.
Dental sealants may be useful for baby teeth in specific situations, such as when a child's infant teeth have deep depressions and grooves. Because baby teeth are so vital in maintaining proper spacing for permanent teeth, it's critical to keep them healthy so they don't fall out too soon.
Many people are hesitant to take preventative measures to protect their teeth because they are concerned that it will be obvious. However, this is not the case with dental sealants. Dental sealants are clear or white, and no one can see them, offering natural protection.
Strong and Long-Lasting
When a dental sealant is entirely bonded, there isn't much to worry about. Sealants are long-lasting and will not be damaged by normal eating activities like chewing or biting down. They are resistant to the natural force of eating and will not need to be reapplied for several years.
Dental sealants are relatively painless to apply. When applying dental sealants, our dentist simply brushes a liquid resin onto the biting surface of each tooth using a brush. It only takes a few seconds for the resin to cure before the teeth may be washed.
One of the most evident advantages of dental sealants is that they protect teeth from deterioration. Each tooth's surface grooves and depressions can easily trap bacteria from food and beverages. Dental sealants cover and protect the enamel of the tooth, including the grooves and depressions, preventing decay from destroying the tooth. Although dental sealants are tiny, they can give a great deal of protection against injury.