Dental sealants are an effective way to prevent pit and fissure caries. A dental sealant is a protective covering that is applied to the chewing surface of a tooth to prevent the formation of cavities. The sealant creates a barrier that bacteria cannot penetrate and helps to fill tiny areas where plaque could build up that’s difficult for you to brush and floss away. This can help greatly in terms of cavity prevention.
Sealants can typically be applied to teeth in one short appointment. They usually last for many years and are reexamined at each subsequent visit to our office.