Dental sealants are thin layers of resin, similar to composite, which is applied to the chewing surface of molars and premolars, i.e. to the occlusal surface of the tooth, which is the most susceptible to dental cavities.
Dental sealants cover pits and fissures, ensuring that this surface does not allow bacterial retention. They are placed in healthy dental pieces, that is to say, without cavities, in order to prevent it.
It is a fast and painless dental treatment that is done without anesthesia.
What are dental sealants for?
With their application on the dental pits, they manage to suppress the retentive surfaces that induce the formation of the bacterial plaque and its immediate consequence: dental cavities.
Why are dental sealants placed in dental grooves and pits?
Grooves, pits and fissures provide ideal spaces or niches for the colonization of the microorganisms that cause dental cavities.
These grooves are so small that they prevent the cleaning of the bacteria in that area with a toothbrush, that is, it is in the grooves of the teeth where most easily accumulate bacterias that cause dental cavities.
When these grooves are not cleaned properly, the bacterias continue to reproduce, releasing the destructive acids from the enamel of the dentition.
With dental sealants, it is possible to transform these deep depressions into areas smoother, better and easier to clean. We also eliminate the habitat of cryogenic microorganisms.
How long do dental sealants last in Mahón?
If you go regularly to your dentist in Mahón and all this is accompanied by good oral hygiene, the sealants can last up to 10 years. If a part of the sealant comes off, there is no need for dental cavities, but it does increase their probabilities.
Do you want to prevent cavities in your children? Come and see us, with our dental sealants you will forget about cavities!