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What is a dental sealant made of?
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Plastic material
Sealants are a great way to help to protect your teeth, but you can still get tooth decay if you do not take care of your teeth in other ways!

In brief: Plastic material
Sealants are a great way to help to protect your teeth, but you can still get tooth decay if you do not take care of your teeth in other ways!
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unfilled Resin
Dental Sealants are composed of unfilled resin, or composite.
It is flowable and is placed on an etched dental surface, usually without any highspeed handpiece preparation, meaning no anesthesia! These are usually used in younger patients, or patients who are experiencing a high caries index, for whatever reason. Many times these can be placed by the Hygienist or Dental Assistant as well.

In brief: Unfilled Resin
Dental Sealants are composed of unfilled resin, or composite.
It is flowable and is placed on an etched dental surface, usually without any highspeed handpiece preparation, meaning no anesthesia! These are usually used in younger patients, or patients who are experiencing a high caries index, for whatever reason. Many times these can be placed by the Hygienist or Dental Assistant as well.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dr. Brian Hoffman
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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Space-age plastic
Dental sealants are flowable composite materials designed to get down into the cracks and grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth and harden to form a protective barrier against future decay.
The same idea as sealing a porous floor against penetration by water or dirt.

In brief: Space-age plastic
Dental sealants are flowable composite materials designed to get down into the cracks and grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth and harden to form a protective barrier against future decay.
The same idea as sealing a porous floor against penetration by water or dirt.
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Resin composite
Dental sealants are made of resin composite - essentially the same material as white filling material.
It is in a flow able consistency, rather than a putty.

In brief: Resin composite
Dental sealants are made of resin composite - essentially the same material as white filling material.
It is in a flow able consistency, rather than a putty.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
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