Dental sealants, usually applied to the chewing surface of teeth, act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. Most often, the sealants are applied to the back teeth, e.g., premolars and molars.
Sealants are most commonly used on children's permanent teeth as soon as they come in. They can also be used on adult teeth that are at high risk for decay. Sealants can last for several years and are checked by the dentist at regular check-ups. If the sealant becomes damaged or wears away, it can be easily replaced.
Dental sealants are an effective and non-invasive way to prevent tooth decay. They are a simple, cost-effective solution that can save patients from more extensive dental work in the future.
Our Scarborough dental team at Bellesmere Dental can help prevent tooth decay by applying sealants to your or your child's teeth.