Dental sealants are resins that are placed in thin films on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to protect them from dental caries on these difficult-to-clean surfaces.
Most of the decay in the molars start in the pits and grooves of masticating surfaces, mainly during the initial few years after the tooth eruption. Once these surfaces get sealed with a layer of composite resins, the dental decay can be kept at bay.
Tooth sealants can be considered as an effective measure to prevent dental caries on the surfaces on which they are applied. Even though there is always a likelihood of the proximal surfaces getting infected by dental caries, tooth sealants can bring about a phenomenal reduction in percentage of incidence of dental caries on a whole.
Call Argonaut Dental today at (408) 867-1800 and prevent the spreading of dental caries and tooth decay.