Dental sealants create a barrier on the surface of the tooth, helping to prevent bacteria from settling into the grooves your teeth, allowing decay to grow. They are suitable for children and adults, can provide an added layer of security in your dental arsenal. Back teeth are usually the teeth treated with sealants, as they naturally have more grooves and ridges for bacteria to hide in.
What is a dental sealant?
They are similar to composite fillings and are generally light-cured, tooth-colored resin. They are very durable and can last many years.
How do I care for my sealants?
After you have had dental sealants applied, you should continue with good oral care.
Regular checkups are important, so the dentist can make sure the sealants are not chipped and are intact.
Sealants are an added line of defense against tooth decay, but home care must remain vigilant to prevent any damage to them. Regular brushing and flossing will ensure they stay as prefect as the day they were placed!
In need of immediate care?
Dr. Lipe provides emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call (303) 744-0600