WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?
Sealants are a thin coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) — to prevent tooth decay. The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
HOW ARE DENTAL SEALANTS APPLIED?
WHAT DOES SEALING MEAN IN DENTISTRY?
HOW LONG ARE SEALANTS SUPPOSE TO LAST?
Sealants can last up to 10 years. But they need to be checked at regular dental check-ups to make sure they are not chipped or worn away. The dentist or dental hygienist can repair sealants by adding more sealant material.