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What are dental sealants?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are flowable resins (similar to composite fillings) that are used to cover defective pits and fissures on teeth to make them less likely to develop cavities in those areas only.

In brief: Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are flowable resins (similar to composite fillings) that are used to cover defective pits and fissures on teeth to make them less likely to develop cavities in those areas only.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Protective shield

that are applied to the grooves on of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
Also known as fissure sealants.

In brief: Protective shield

that are applied to the grooves on of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
Also known as fissure sealants.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Whats a sealant

A sealant is a bonded resin coating placed to cover ("seal") the grooves and pits found on back teeth where 60% of decay originates.
These are typically placed on children but can be used on adults who do not have these areas filled but are cavity prone.

In brief: Whats a sealant

A sealant is a bonded resin coating placed to cover ("seal") the grooves and pits found on back teeth where 60% of decay originates.
These are typically placed on children but can be used on adults who do not have these areas filled but are cavity prone.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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