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how long does tooth sealant take to put on

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
Minutes: The most underutilized of any dental procedure the sealant, which protects against cavities, should take only several minutes to place. I use air abr ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
A couple of minutes: It's one of the most simple, inexpensive procedures and one that can serve you for many years and prevent problems in the future. It usually doesn't n ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
23 years experience Dentistry
Not Long: It usually will only take a few minutes for a dental sealant to be placed on a tooth.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Maybe 15 minutes: That is of course if no anesthesia is necessary which is usuallly the case.
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
Varies: The time varies for different sealant materials, patient cooperation, and other factors. Typically, it only takes a few minutes to seal 2 teeth.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
It's quick...: ...And painless. Usually takes just a few minutes. Know that the combination of fluorides and sealants has resulted in dramatic reduction of cavitie ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Carl
Dr. Mark Carl answered
38 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Right away: If the sealants are placed properly they should be adhered to the tooth as soon as you leave the chair. If the tooth gets wet before the sealant harde ... Read More
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Dr. Arman Dayan
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Immediately!: As soon as the sealants are "cured" or hardened they are good to go!
Dr. Abel Loredo
37 years experience Dentistry
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are used mainly on first permanent molars on children. They can be done on adults. They usually last a few years before wearing off fr ... Read More
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Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
37 years experience Orthodontics
Since : Since dental sealents fill the groves of the posterior teeth they can affect his bite and make his teeth feel uncomfortable. Typically, with normal ch ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
23 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sealants fill in deep grooves. If your front tooth happens to have a deep groove (usually on the back), then a sealant can be done. They are typical ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
29 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Right away: You can eat and drink right away after having sealants done. They are cured with a light and stable at that time.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
35 years experience Endodontics
Get them fixed: Post traumatic sensitivity is a warning sign that the nerve is inflamed . The inflammation could be reversible or irreversible depending on how close ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Very Easy: Your dentist will bathe the area to be sealed with phosphoric acid, and after washing it off, s/he will flow a sealant into the pits and fissures, and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
25 years experience Dentistry
Weakened teeth: First determine what is causing the weakening so it doesn't happen again. Then there are options like bonding, veneers or sometimes crowns if badly da ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are no absolutes in anything in health care. I would believe that sealants could obscure an underlying problem. This is an area best for denti ... Read More

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