Sealants cover the deep grooves in the biting surface of chewing teeth with a color-matched acrylic coating. Painting on the protective coat protects enamel as a barrier against corrosive plaque and acids, as well as lingering food particles that brushing and flossing don’t always eliminate entirely.
The simple application process takes only a few minutes for each tooth. Given the brevity of the process, the durability of the dental sealant is remarkable. Once applied, the coatings will withstand the normal force of chewing for years to come before requiring a new application.
Children and adults alike can benefit at any age from the defenses dental sealants provide against tooth decay.