Being a simple and effective procedure, sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your teeth. A tooth-colored acrylic coating is applied onto the chewing surfaces and “seals” the deep grooves by acting as a barrier and preventing the intrusion of bacteria and other debris such as plaque. The best time to seal teeth is when they first erupt into the mouth, effectively preventing decay before it gets a chance to begin.
At Oradental, dental sealants are easy to apply and take only a few minutes to complete. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a re-application is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in preventing decay.