Northwest Family Dentistry: Jackson, Michigan 49201
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Dental Sealant

Modern dental sealants generally are either resin based or glass ionomer based. Hybrid materials such as polyacid modified resin ("compomer") which lies between these two categories.
Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure sealants, or simply fissure sealants) are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces; the back teeth have fissures (grooves) and some front teeth have cingulum pits. It is these pits and fissures which are most vulnerable to tooth decay, partly because food sticks in them and they are hard to clean areas. Dental sealants are materials placed in these pits and fissures to fill them in, creating a smooth surface that is easy to clean. Dental sealants are mainly used in children who are at higher risk of tooth decay, and typically they are placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through.

 

Northwest Family Dentistry in Jackson services the needs of Albion, Chelsea, Grass Lake, Jackson, Spring Arbor.

Northwest Family Dentistry
1220 W. Parnall Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

(517) 817-2222

Dental Sealant