A member asked:

Can i get dental sealants on my front teeth that are thinning?

17 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto answered

Specializes in General Practice

No: Sealants can only be used in the grooves of the back teeth.

Answered 3/23/2014

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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Sealants won't help: Sealants cover pits and fissures of teeth to prevent bacteria from getting into those areas- or prevent the bacteria that are already in those areas from getting foods they will metabolize thereby making acids that make cavities. Talk to your dentist about other ways to address your thinning teeth.

Answered 12/14/2018

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Dr. Brian Hoffman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

No,Bigger Issue Here: If your front teeth are "thinning" there is a reason. Most commonly it's called "bruxism", aka: grinding. Many times it happens at night and you don't even realize it's happening. If so, fix the damage first (fillings, veneers, crowns), then get fitted for a custom made hard-soft nightguard. It will be very helpful to you! best of luck and see your dmd for the final say, after a full exam!

Answered 10/27/2016

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

No: Sealants can't help your front teeth. You need to, have a dental exam and find out why your teeth are thinning and treat this problem. Could be diet, occlusion, grinding, bite or other problems. The key is to find the cause.

Answered 3/23/2014

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Not for that: Not for the thinning of the teeth. It simply will not do anything for the strength or looks of those teeth. That is not what dental sealants are used for. There are other ways to address the problem you describe. See a dentist to evaluate the cause and discuss treatment options.

Answered 2/23/2016

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