A sealant is a material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth where decay occurs most often. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth from accumulating plaque that results in acid attacks and tooth decay.
Sealing a tooth is fast and there is virtually no discomfort. Dr. Garpetti or Dr. Elliott conditions the chewing surface to allow the sealant to adhere to the tooth and then applies the sealant to the tooth enamel.
As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth may be protected from decay. Dr. Garpetti and Dr. Elliott recommend sealants as part of a preventive dentistry plan.
Please call our office today to see if sealants will help your child.