Sealants are used to seal off the vulnerable areas of a person’s teeth protecting them from bacteria and decay.
Sealants are a thin acrylic which is applied on the back teeth to smooth out the rough surfaces which tend to trap bacteria. Even with correct brushing and flossing, it is difficult to clean this area. Hence, maximum decay happens here. Using sealants makes it easier to clean and maintain these sections. This helps to prevent cavities. Sealants are usually advised for children and teenagers as their brushing and flossing techniques are yet not perfected, but many adults also benefit from sealants.
This procedure is fairly simple, quick and painless. The tooth on which it is going to be applied is cleaned and dried. We then apply an etching gel to help the sealants bond. Your sealant will then be painted on the chewing surface and dried.
This process is simple and helps keep your smile healthy. For more information, call (708) 232-0403 to schedule an appointment.