Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied by a dentist to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. It is smooth, colorless, and resistant to wear.
The sealant material flows into the depressions and grooves of the chewing surfaces of back teeth and forms a protective shield over these vulnerable areas. It acts as a barrier, preventing bacteria and food particles from collecting in the depressions and grooves and causing decay.
Sealants have proven to be one of the most effective methods of preventing decay on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants protect permanent teeth.
Dental sealants should be applied as soon as permanent teeth come in. The sealants fill in any deep pits and grooves on the tooth to prevent food particles and bacteria from getting stuck in the teeth’s pits and grooves. This can help keep plaque from forming.
Sealants can also stop stains from forming on the teeth. Because the teeth are smoother after the sealant is applied, stains are less likely to stick to the teeth.
Dental sealants prevent cavities.
The sealant acts as a barrier to prevent bacteria, plaque, food debris, and acids from accumulating on the teeth. The sealants are most commonly applied to the teeth of children and teenagers, as they are the most cavity-prone age group.
Dental sealants protect teeth with fillings or crowns
Dental sealants protect teeth with fillings or crowns by acting as a barrier against food and plaque.
Dental sealants are easy to apply.
Applying dental sealants takes only one visit to your dentist’s office. The dentist cleans the teeth and apply the sealant. It hardens and can last for years before they need to be reapplied.
Dental sealants are painless.
Dental sealants are painless to apply. There is no drilling or needles involved. The gel sealant applies quickly and easily.
How do dental sealants work?
A dental sealant is a plastic coating that a dentist applies to the surface of your child’s teeth. This coating helps prevent tooth decay by keeping food particles, harmful bacteria, and plaque from accumulating on your child’s teeth. It is applied to the teeth, forming a barrier and blocking the substances from gathering on the tooth’s surface.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.