Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, Dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin is painted onto the surface of the tooth.
Dental sealants effectively fill the deep grooves and pits of permanent molar and premolar teeth, acting as a barrier and preventing plaque, bacteria, and acids from penetrating the tooth’s surface.
We recommend placing sealants on children as soon as their permanent molars erupt, around age six and again around age twelve.
Easy and comfortable to apply, dental sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.