What is it?
Sealants are like a plastic coating which bonds to the surface of selected teeth to seal the grooves and prevent decay.
Who do they benefit?
Sealants are most beneficial to children, especially if they are placed soon after new teeth have become fully visible. Adults with deep fissures in their teeth can also benefit from sealants.
How are they placed?
In a very easy procedure the tooth surface is cleaned and the sealant is simply brushed on and immediately set with a special U.V. light.