A dental sealant is a plastic material (resin) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The resin flows into the pits and grooves in the teeth. The sealant forms a barrier, protecting enamel by sealing out food and plaque.
Sealants may last several years before they need to be replaced. Over time, sealants may become loose or worn. During regular dental visits, we will check your child's sealants and reaaply them if needed. Ask us if sealants would be helpful for your child.