Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay.
The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this sort of decay.
Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decay. Although it is still a possibility that decay may develop on surfaces in between teeth, sealants significantly reduce the overall chance of having cavities.
If you have any questions about dental sealants and you live in or around Barrington, give us a call today!