Oshawa Centre Dental Office
Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the teeth to reduce the risk of cavities. Dental sealants fill the fissures (deep pits and grooves on the surfaces of the teeth)of the back teeth thus, preventing food debris and plaque from causing decay.
Dental sealants can be made of plastic or composite resin similar to the material used in fillings. They can be clear or white and are matched to the colour of your teeth.
Benefits of dental sealants:
•procedure is quick and painless
•sealants are white or transparent making them almost invisible •sealants require no drilling or injections •sealants cause no pain or discomfort
Both children and adults can benefit from dental sealants. Dentists recommend that children get sealants around the age of 12 as their second molars come through.
Dental sealants procedure:
Your dentist will thoroughly clean and dry the tooth to remove any bacteria from the tooth surface. A solution will be applied to make the sealant bond with the tooth. The sealant is then applied, and your dentist will then harden it using a curing light.
If you are interested in dental sealants, speak with your dentist to find out if they are right for you.