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How long does tooth sealant take to put on

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 40 years experience
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
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
24 years experience
Not Long: It usually will only take a few minutes for a dental sealant to be placed on a tooth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
24 years experience
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
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Sealants are: Typically placed on the chewing surfaces of molars, sometimes premolars. With that said, there are some clear sealants that can be painted on other t... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
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
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Second opinion: Is warranted. Dental sealant is a thin, composite coating painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. It is also used t... Read More
Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Not ideal: Sealant works best to cover deep grooves they are not strong enough to fill tooth check with your dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
Dentistry 26 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 38 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lutzker
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental : Dental sealants are designed to fill in the pits and fissures on the biting surfaces of the posterior teeth. They are not made to be used on the smoot... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Right away: You can eat and drink right away after having sealants done. They are cured with a light and stable at that time.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
No: Sealants can be placed with no anesthetic. No discomfort other than having to lay still with your mouth open.