Sealants are used to help prevent tooth decay.
Sealants complement your regular dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing to reduce the need for fillings and more expensive treatment that may be required to repair the damage from cavities.
Sealants can be easily and painlessly applied to your teeth and may last for several years. They are a thin coat of plastic material that is applied onto the biting surface of your teeth. This coating creates a barrier between your teeth and the decay causing bacteria that live in plaque. The coat of slippery plastic material prevents plaque from sticking to the tiny grooves on the biting surface of the teeth. This greatly reduces the risk of cavities and tooth decay forming.
Sealants are very effective for reducing cavities in both children and adults alike.
For more information on Preventative Sealants, please contact Definitive Dental today on (02) 6239 5447 or click here to email us.