Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
The placement of these resins is very technique sensitive and our office takes the time to do these correctly. Dr. Tynes places sealants himself and makes sure there is no decay in the grooves before he places the preventive resin. Often times these extra steps are not taken and bacteria can actually be sealed in under the sealant if not done correctly.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.