Sealants are an effective yet simple preventive dental treatment that can protect your teeth from tooth decay and cavities. Created from a plastic resin material, sealants work to form a barrier on the tooth. This barrier blocks out the food particles and bacteria that cause decay. The dental sealants also cover the natural grooves and pits of the tooth surface, creating a smoother surface that is easier to keep clean. Dental sealants are most often used on the chewing surface of the back molars, which are a common site of tooth decay.
While sealants are sometimes suggested for adult patients, especially those whose teeth are particularly prone to tooth decay, Dr. Todd Eder usually recommends dental sealants in Brownsburg, Indiana for children. Our caring dentist typically suggests that dental sealants be applied to the permanent back molars as soon as they come in (generally between the ages of 6 and 12). Applying dental sealants is fast, comfortable, and easy. Dr. Todd Eder will clean and dry the tooth, then paint on the resin sealant. The sealant dries to form a strong protective layer. For more information on how dental sealants can protect your smile, please call or visit us at Brownsburg Family Dental Care today.