Dental sealants are clear or tooth coloured resin materials that are applied to the permanent molars in order to prevent cavities.
How is dental sealant applied to the teeth?
Dental sealant is applied to the chewing surface of the teeth and bonded in place to seal all the grooves which may be potential problem areas for decay. This is done during a regular scheduled office visit, without anaesthesia and is completely painless.
How long will a dental sealant last?
Dental sealants will last several years if proper care is taken. If necessary, the dental sealant can be re-applied.
How will I know if my child needs dental sealant?
During your child’s regular check up, our skilled team will assess your child’s dental health and advise whether dental sealant is recommended to prevent decay.
Does my child still need fluoride if he/she has dental sealants?