Lovell Family Dentistry

Teeth Sealants

Dental Sealants are very effective in protecting the teeth chewing surfaces from food particles and germs that cause tooth decay.

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Here are 6 benefits of teeth sealants:

Cavity Prevention

The primary benefit of teeth sealants is their ability to prevent cavities. By sealing off the grooves and fissures on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, sealants create a protective barrier that prevents bacteria and food particles from accumulating and causing decay.

Early Intervention

Teeth sealants are often applied early in life, typically during childhood or adolescence when the permanent molars erupt. This early intervention helps protect the newly erupted teeth from decay during their most vulnerable period, reducing the likelihood of future dental problems.

Non-Invasive Procedure

Applying teeth sealants is a non-invasive and painless procedure that does not require drilling or anesthesia. The sealant material is simply painted onto the tooth surface and hardened with a special light, making it a quick and comfortable preventive treatment for patients of all ages.

Long-Term Protection

Teeth sealants can provide long-lasting protection against cavities when properly applied and maintained. With regular check-ups and touch-ups as needed, sealants can last for several years, helping to preserve the integrity of the teeth and reduce the need for more extensive dental work in the future.


Sealants are a cost-effective preventive dental treatment that can save patients money in the long run by reducing the need for restorative procedures such as fillings or crowns. Investing in sealants early on can help prevent costly dental problems down the road, making them a wise investment in oral health.

Safe and Reliable

Teeth sealants are safe and reliable when applied by a qualified dental professional. The sealant material is biocompatible and free from harmful chemicals, and the application process is straightforward and well-tolerated by most patients. With proper care, sealants can provide effective cavity protection for individuals of all ages.

What are teeth sealants?

Teeth sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to protect them from decay.

The primary purpose of teeth sealants is to prevent cavities and tooth decay by creating a protective barrier over the vulnerable pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These areas are prone to trapping food particles and bacteria, making them more susceptible to decay.

Teeth sealants are a valuable preventive dental treatment that can help protect teeth from decay and maintain optimal oral health. They are particularly beneficial for individuals at higher risk of cavities or those with deep pits and fissures on their back teeth.

How are teeth sealants applied?

Teeth sealants are applied through a straightforward process that begins with the thorough cleaning and drying of the teeth to ensure optimal adhesion. After isolating the teeth, typically with cotton rolls or a dental dam, the chewing surfaces are gently etched with a mild acidic solution to create a rough surface texture.

Following rinsing and drying, the sealant material, usually a tooth-colored resin, is carefully applied to the pits and fissures of the molars and premolars using a brush or applicator. Once in place, the sealant is cured or hardened using a special curing light, ensuring a secure bond to the tooth surface.

After a brief evaluation to confirm proper placement, any excess material is trimmed, and patients can resume normal activities immediately, enjoying effective protection against cavities and decay.