Dental sealants are a common treatment for cavities in teeth. Sealants for kids are even used on primary (“baby”) teeth to prevent further decay and ensure that the permanent teeth grow healthy.
Tooth sealants are clear or opaque resin fillers that are bonded onto the biting surfaces of the permanent molars of young children to prevent decay. They are very effective and provide a low cost means of preventing fillings, crowns, and root canals in the future. Dental sealants for adults are also available.
Dental sealants act as a barrier by protecting the enamel from plaque and acid. A regular visit to the dentist is essential to detect a cavity and get this preventive treatment. Any neglect will result in further damage and you may have to go for more expensive treatments such as root canal or you may even lose your tooth.