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What Is A Dental Sealant Made Of
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
Please answer me. Is a dental sealant, to protect from stains, only applied to the back teeth of children?
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are placed to help prevent cavities from forming in the pits and fissures of posterior (back) teeth. It can also be applied to adult teeth. Anterior (front) teeth do not have pits and fissures that put the teeth at risk for cavities (except for the linguals of the lateral maxillary incisors). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sealants color?: Dental sealants can be a very good preventive treatment when performed properly. Most are clear or white, some are even clear and glow a different color when a light is shown on it. Proper placement is key, the fissures need to properly cleaned and prepared so the sealant bond is not compromised and so that decay is not being sealed in under the sealant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevents decay: Sealants are commonly done for children on their molars to seal the fissures (valleys) on the tops of the teeth. This helps to prevent decay in these areas. It is not usually done on adults but if you desire this, you should consult your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO! Just a temp fix!: It has been my experience that dental implants don't last very long. Most dentist don't adequately clean the tooth (via light air abrasion), etch for the required period of time of effectively isolate the site from contaminating moisture. And .. Even when all of this is done correctly, stick foods can still remove the thin layer of plastic sealants. A minimally invasive filling might be best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cavity preventers: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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