Dental Sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth the premolars, and molars this is to prevent tooth decay. The painted on liquid sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and groves of the teeth forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Usually, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. The dental sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Dental Sealants can protect the teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wear at regular dental check-ups. If you have any questions please call our office at 509-565-8810.