A Dental sealant is a material that is placed into the pits and fissures of teeth that are susceptible to caries (cavities) in their pits and fissures. These are mostly the back permanent molars. It is estimated that cavities in the pits and fissures of permanent molars account for 80-90 percent of all caries in permanent molars. Dental Sealants can reduce the chance of getting cavities in the permanent molars by 80 percent.
Placing dental sealant is a very simple procedure. First, the tooth is washed and debris is removed. A special cleaning material called dental etchant is placed to prepare the tooth so the sealant can bond to the tooth. The sealant material is then applied to the tooth and a special light cures (makes the sealant hard) the sealant. Our dental sealant is BPA free. Some patients may say the teeth feel funny after biting on them, but become accustomed to the sealants after a day or so.