Over the past decade, the use of sealants to help protect teeth has become more and more commonplace to improve and maintain your oral health. Sealants are used to coat areas of a patient’s teeth that are vulnerable or most susceptible to decay and cavities. Sealant is especially useful for children where teeth are still developing and decay hasn’t become a problem yet.
At Burnhamthorpe Dental in Etobicoke, sealant is a coating that is placed on chewing surfaces, particularly molars and hard to reach crevasses, pits and groves in your teeth. Sealants are usually applied in one visit and can be effective for several years. Once your teeth are cleaned and polished, an abrasive etch is place on the tooth for the sealant to settle on. The sealant is then dried using a special light.
Benefits of Sealants
Sealants have proven highly effective at preventing cavities in the hard to reach places that brushing might miss from time to time. The coating that sealants provide has even shown success in preventing further damage in teeth where decay is already evident. Come into Burnhamthorpe Dental in Etobicoke, ask us about sealants for your teeth as well as your children’s teeth. Sealants can save you money and from potential problems in the future.