Dental sealants, also known as tooth sealants or fissure sealants, provide additional protection against tooth decay. They are usually applied to children's permanent teeth, which typically emerge when a child is 5 - 14 years old. Sometimes dental sealants may also be placed on adults teeth if there are areas of concern which we are trying to protect.
Fissure sealants are usually applied to a few select teeth which oftenare the molars and back teeth.
By coating the teeth with a protective sealant, it significantly reduces any likelihood of tooth decay. Long-term it may also reduce any extensive treatment required as an adult.
Teeth sealants can be applied in a straight forward single treatment. There is no need to numb the area and the sealants are normally tooth coloured.
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