In basic terms, dental sealants are nothing more than a type of thin plastic coating that is painted onto the tooth's chewing surface. In most cases, it is the back teeth or molars that receive this type of treatment. The treatment is primarily designed to help prevent tooth decay and is considered highly effective. Most importantly, the sealant is very effective in bonding quickly into depressions found within the tooth’s biting surface. This helps to produce a protective layer over the enamel of the tooth surface. Sealants used in dentistry have been around for some time and are considered an excellent option as a way to improve oral health.
The main focus of sealants is to help reduce the likelihood of developing tooth decay in the grooves of depressions of the biting surface of teeth. Teenagers as well as younger children are all considered good candidates for the use of dental sealants. That said even adults benefit substantially from dental sealant applications. The process involved with applying sealants is relatively easy and painless. When sealants are used in conjunction with regular dental exams and good oral hygiene, the result can be substantially improved dental health and wellness. Contact your dentist in Pewaukee, Dr. Hamedi at Healthy Smile Dental Care today to learn more about the sealants used in modern dentistry.