Sealants are a preventive dental treatment that can help to protect your smile from tooth decay. A dental sealant is created from plastic resin, which is painted directly onto the surface of the tooth. Dental sealants are typically applied to the back permanent molars because they are a common site of tooth decay. Sealants work by:
- Forming a protective barrier on the surface of the tooth, which blocks out food particles and bacteria that cause tooth decay
- Creating a smooth surface on the tooth that is easier to keep clean than the natural pits and grooves of the chewing surface of the tooth
Dental sealants in Newtown, Connecticut can be placed in just one comfortable visit to our dental office. The process of applying dental sealants is quick and completely painless. Our knowledgeable dentists, Drs. Dudley, Condon, and Golisano, often recommend sealants for children as soon as their permanent back molars erupt, which is usually between 6 and 12 years of age. Because of their effectiveness at preventing tooth decay, we may also suggest dental sealants to teenage and adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay. We welcome you to contact us at Newtown Dentistry today to learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry.