Pit & fissure sealant

What are sealants?

Sealants are a safe and a painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. It is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. 

How to apply?

The process is usually quick and straightforward, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to set hard – usually by shining a bright light onto it. 

When to apply?

It is totally pain free and the teeth don’t feel any difference afterwards. Sealants are often applied as soon as the first permanent teeth start to come through, this is usually around 6-7 years of age. The rest of the permanent teeth are usually sealed as soon as they erupt.