The back teeth can be susceptible to damage or decay due to their anatomical structure. Because of their uneven surfaces, the molars can trap food particle and bacteria which can cause decay. Dental sealants are a coating that can prevent this from happening.
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant will quickly bond into the grooves of the teeth forming a protective shield.
Although thorough brushing can easily remove food and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, the toothbrush bristles cannot always get into the uneven chewing surfaces the back teeth. Sealants can protect these areas from tooth decay by "sealing out" food and plaque.
The process of receiving sealants is fast and painless. Our dentist will first clean the tooth of any existing damage or decay and will make sure that no remaining bacteria gets trapped underneath the sealant. Once the tooth is cleaned and dried, the sealant will be coated on, bonded and dried. After we check your bite, you can resume your normal routine and diet!