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The main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

The main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

No easy answer: There are many different sealants, but generally two types: resin and glass-ionomer cement. However, each of these types can have many different formulations. For example, resin dental sealants can be clear, white or green, filled or unfilled, have fluoride. They can be hardened with a light, or over time. Contact manufacturers for specific content and percentages. ...Read more

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What are the main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

What are the main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

Composite Resin: Fissure sealants are composed of unfilled or lightly filled composite resins. After the area of a tooth which is at risk of decay is cleaned and etched the resin in bonded into place and serves as a barrier to bacterial acid and impacted food which could predispose the progress of decay. This barrier of composite can only be placed when the incipient decay has been removed. You still must brush. Now you asked for percentages. The companies that produce the various resins we use will all have slightly different ratios, but generally they are around 90% bis gma resins with some fillers and a light stimulated stabilizer which in response to strong light of a particular frequency that shatters the stabilizer bond and drives the chemical reaction from left to right causing the material to set like glass. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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How do gum sealants work?

How do gum sealants work?

Tooth sealants?: Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent the break down (demineralization) of the top portion of teeth. They seal the pits on the top of teeth where they are the most suseptible to decay. The 6 year and 12 year molars are the most commonly sealed teeth. ...Read more

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What are some short notes about fissure sealants?

What are some short notes about fissure sealants?

Notes for you: It's a resin material placed on the biting surfaces of teeth to reduce the risk of developing dental decay. The process doesn't take very long. Basically, the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly. Then the surface will be prepared for the sealant with a gel. The sealant is then flowed onto the tooth surface and made hard typically with a light. That's it! ...Read more

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What is composite fissure sealant?

What is composite fissure sealant?

Protects : A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to bacteria and sugar from infiltrating uncleansable areas and protects against caviity formation. Also sealants create a smooth surface that is much easier for the patient to keep clean. ...Read more

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What color are dental fissure sealants?

What color are dental fissure sealants?

White or clear: Dental sealants can be tooth colored (white), clear . However one makes a pink sealant that turns white when it gets hard, and another makes one that turns green when it's hardening! ...Read more

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Anyone had fissure sealants at the dentist?

Anyone had fissure sealants at the dentist?

Not enough children: Though dental sealants are effective at preventing tooth decay many children still don't have them! only about 33% of children in the us have dental sealants. ...Read more

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What do dental sealants do?

What do dental sealants do?

Cavity prevention: Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. ...Read more

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What is used to make dental sealants?

What is used to make dental sealants?

Almost white filling: Technically it's called an unfilled resin, aka plastic but....You should think of it as a soft white filling used to reduce the risk of getting a cavity on that surface of the tooth. Generally used on children ages 6 and up. ...Read more

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Could this be a bad thing to refuse sealants?

Could this be a bad thing to refuse sealants?

Could be: Dental sealants provide a physical barrier so bacteria can't sit in the pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth and make cavities. Bacteria digests what we eat, particularly carbohydrates, and produces acids that make cavities. Studies have shown that when small cavities are covered with dental sealants, the bacteria are "starved" and can stop the cavity from getting bigger. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sealants?

Cavity Prevention: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. ...Read more

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How long do you hve to wait to eat after getting sealants?

Right away: You can eat and drink right after getting sealants. They are cured with a light and are stable at that time. ...Read more

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Composite fissure sealant safety?

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Very safe but: Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern. ...Read more

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Can you put a sealant on a front tooth?

Can you put a sealant on a front tooth?

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 tooth surfaces like front teeth when a large filling has been placed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does tooth sealant take to put on?

How long does tooth sealant take to put on?

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 need any shots or drilling and a few sealants in all your molars can take about 10-15 minutes, no pain! ...Read more

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How long after getting a fissure sealant can I eat food?

Soon : Usually as soon as you can find some food. They are completely hard when the dentist or hygienist is finished. ...Read more

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How long after having sealant in your tooth can you eat?

Right away: You can eat and drink right away after having sealants done. They are cured with a light and stable at that time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fissure sealant?

Cavity Prevention: It is a material that is placed on the surface of a tooth to help decrease the risk of developing a cavity. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be "pit and fissure sealant certified"?

Certified to do them: It basically means that person (usually a dental assistant) has been certified to be able to place sealants. They have received the training. Dentists are of course certified, but don't need to state they are because as a dentist you automatically can place sealants. ...Read more

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