Dental sealants also known as fissure sealants are defined as a preventive dental treatment, where a plastic material is placed in the pits and fissures or chewing surfaces of primary or permanent molar & premolar teeth at the back of the mouth.These molar teeth are considered the most susceptible teeth to dental caries due to the anatomy of the chewing surfaces of these teeth, which unfortunately inhibits protection from saliva and fluoride and instead favours plaque accumulation.
Sometimes your teeth still become decayed despite sufficient dental hygiene efforts and routine preventive treatments from your dentist. Many people can’t afford to have their cavities filled routinely, or don’t want to worry about needing treatment to remove tooth decay in the future. Tooth sealants are a perfect option for anyone who wants to add a protective barrier to the surfaces of their teeth to prevent decay.
Dental Sealants or pit and fissure sealants, are made of a thin plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — premolars and molars. Dental sealants along with daily oral hygiene can keep your children's teeth free of tooth decay.
The clear benefit of sealants is that they are extremely effective in preventing tooth decay, which is especially good for small children who may not react well to treatments for tooth decay. Tooth sealants are also a great protective barrier to add to your teeth because they can last for years before a reapplication is necessary. Imagine having an acrylic protective barrier painted onto your teeth which is guaranteed to protect them from both acidic foods and plaque which causes tooth decay. Talk to Smile Today about additional details and other ways you can benefit from tooth sealants.