Made of: fine tooth-colored resin particles.
Used For: the chewing surface of the children's permanent back teeth to help protect them from decay. It provides extra protection for the grooved and pitted areas by providing a smooth surface covering over the fissured areas.
Treatment performed without anesthesia. Each tooth can be completed in only a few minutes.
Longevity: Can last many years.
Can dental sealants be place on the teeth of adults?
Yes â€” while less common, dental sealants are sometimes placed in adults at risk for caries, on deep grooves and fissures that do not already have fillings or dental sealants.