Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple restoration in which a thin, clear or tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is bonded onto the surface of the tooth. The acrylic coating “seals” the deep grooves and pits found on the biting surface. It acts as a mechanical barrier, protecting the depressions and grooves of your teeth from the accumulation of food particles, plaque and bacteria that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, a dental sealant takes only a few minutes to apply to a 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.