Sealants

Sealants are a colorless or colored varnish that is applied to the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of the back teeth.

It seals off the deep pits and fissures on the occlusal surface of posterior teeth by “locking out” food and bacteria , reducing the risk of tooth decay.

Sealants are a colorless or colored varnish that is applied to the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of the back teeth.

It seals off the deep pits and fissures on the occlusal surface of posterior teeth by “locking out” food and bacteria , reducing the risk of tooth decay.

The process for placing sealants in our office is very easy and very fast…like a pit stop:

  • A rubber dam is placed around the tooth, to isolate it from the moisture of the oral cavity.
  • The food debris is then removed via air abrasion and the image of the tooth is magnified with an intraoral camera. If there is decay, the doctor removes it with the air abrasion and the tooth is checked again through the intraoral camera.
  • Finally, the pits and fissures of the tooth are acid etched and the sealant material is placed and polymerized with a curing light.

The process for placing sealants in our office is very easy and very fast…like a pit stop:

  • A rubber dam is placed around the tooth, to isolate it from the moisture of the oral cavity.
  • The food debris is then removed via air abrasion and the image of the tooth is magnified with an intraoral camera. If there is decay, the doctor removes it with the air abrasion and the tooth is checked again through the intraoral camera.
  • Finally, the pits and fissures of the tooth are acid etched and the sealant material is placed and polymerized with a curing light.

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