The application of dental sealants is a common practice to stop tooth decay. It guards teeth with fissures, rear teeth with recesses on their biting surfaces, and some front teeth with cingulum pits. The process is quick and painless; it only takes a minute to dry up.
Laguna Dental Center and Dr. Ronald Ayzin have 5 years of experience in this procedure.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are utilized to prevent potential cavities in the grooves of the teeth. It involves initially demineralizing the enamel surface with a certain acid, then coating it with a resin that hardens when polymerized with a particular light.
What are Dental Sealants made of?
Composite resin – Teeth are commonly protected against decay and enamel damage with dental sealants, which are made of a tooth-colored material. However, they frequently become stained from repeated exposure to stain-causing substances, including coffee, tea, red wine, and other meals.
Glass Ionomer Sealants – is a hydrophilic dental sealant substance. It provides an alternate method of treating the moist conditions in the oral cavity since it is less moisture sensitive than hydrophobic resin material. The substance is far more brittle than other filler materials and prone to rapid wear and tear.
How do Dental Sealants work?
- The teeth that will get dental sealants are first correctly cleaned, and then cotton is placed around them to keep the region dry.
- A specific solution is applied to the enamel surface to aid the sealant’s adhesion to the teeth.
- The teeth are then rinsed and dried.
- Deep grooves or depressions are meticulously filled with sealant material before being painted onto the enamel surface.
- Depending on the type of sealant employed, the substance will either harden automatically or with a specific curing light.