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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Composite resin: It is important that resin sealants are placed on children's teeth after the pits and fissures are thoroughly cleansed. Either air abrasion or fissurotomy in a a well isolated and dry field. And children should then avoid stick candy, food and gum or they can be dislodges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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