What is a Dental Sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin, tooth-coloured acrylic coating that that is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth to help prevent tooth decay. Acting as a barrier, the sealant bonds into the deep grooves of your tooth and “seals it,” protecting the enamel from plaque, food particles and other bacteria that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
How Long does it Take?
The process is simple and each tooth only takes a few minutes to seal. Sealants last through everyday eating, chewing and drinking and you won’t need to reapply for several years.
Sealants help prevent tooth decay and we recommend this procedure for both children and adults. The expert team at Grande Prairie’s Higson Dental Group will be happy to discuss your treatment options, and we are always accepting new patients.