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Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants?

In order to help protect the back teeth, known as the molar and premolar teeth from decay, at Barre Dentistry Implants we offer patients dental sealants which are coatings made of plastic that are placed on the surface of the permanent back teeth where we chew from. Dental sealants can be of a clear or white colour or have a slight tint depending upon the dental sealant used. A dental sealant provides a protective covering over the enamel of the tooth where the fissure has occurred. Fissures are deep and become difficult to clean at home causing cavities to develop on the chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth which require patients to seek urgent dental care.

How are dental sealants placed at Barre Dentistry Implants?

At Barre Dentistry Implants, dentists initially begin by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the tooth with a paste and rotating brush, followed by washing and drying the tooth. An acidic solution is then placed on the fissured area of the tooth’s chewing surface for a few seconds before being rinsed off creating small microscopic areas with a rougher surface than the surrounding tooth enamel to allow the dental sealant to attach to the tooth. After drying the tooth again for a second time, the dentist places the liquid dental sealant on the tooth and is hardened by utilizing a special light that hardens the dental sealant. Once the dental sealant has hardened it becomes a hard plastic varnish coating, enabling the patient to chew again with that tooth.

How long does a dental sealant last?

Dental sealants are effective in helping to prevent decay on chewing surface and can last a number of years. Dentists at Barre Dentistry Implants are able to place a new dental sealant on the tooth if needed. Since dental sealants only protect the surface area that they are placed on, patients are highly recommended to practice good oral hygiene by regularly brushing their teeth using fluoride which helps protect all the surfaces of the tooth from decay and cavities.

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Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants?

In order to help protect the back teeth, known as the molar and premolar teeth from decay, at Barre Dentistry Implants we offer patients dental sealants which are coatings made of plastic that are placed on the surface of the permanent back teeth where we chew from. Dental sealants can be of a clear or white colour or have a slight tint depending upon the dental sealant used. A dental sealant provides a protective covering over the enamel of the tooth where the fissure has occurred. Fissures are deep and become difficult to clean at home causing cavities to develop on the chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth which require patients to seek urgent dental care.

How are dental sealants placed at Barre Dentistry Implants?

At Barre Dentistry Implants, dentists initially begin by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the tooth with a paste and rotating brush, followed by washing and drying the tooth. An acidic solution is then placed on the fissured area of the tooth’s chewing surface for a few seconds before being rinsed off creating small microscopic areas with a rougher surface than the surrounding tooth enamel to allow the dental sealant to attach to the tooth. After drying the tooth again for a second time, the dentist places the liquid dental sealant on the tooth and is hardened by utilizing a special light that hardens the dental sealant. Once the dental sealant has hardened it becomes a hard plastic varnish coating, enabling the patient to chew again with that tooth.

How long does a dental sealant last?

Dental sealants are effective in helping to prevent decay on chewing surface and can last a number of years. Dentists at Barre Dentistry Implants are able to place a new dental sealant on the tooth if needed. Since dental sealants only protect the surface area that they are placed on, patients are highly recommended to practice good oral hygiene by regularly brushing their teeth using fluoride which helps protect all the surfaces of the tooth from decay and cavities.