Like fluoride treatments, dental sealants afford additional protection from dental decay by providing a strong protective resin coating for the chewing surfaces of a child’s permanent back teeth.
They fill in the pits, fissures, and grooves, to seal out harmful bacteria and food particles. Beyond preventing the development of cavities, sealants may also be useful over areas of incipient dental decay, to stop further damage from occurring.
Applying dental sealants is a relatively quick process. They are simply brushed on in a series of steps during a child’s dental visit and then cured (set) with a light wand. Sealants are strong and durable and can last for several years.
The condition of your child’s dental sealants will be evaluated, at each checkup, and reapplied if the need arises. Luxe Dentistry may recommend sealants for your child, upon examining your child’s specific needs.