The Procedure for Dental Sealants
Applying sealants is a quick procedure that only takes a few minutes per tooth. First, the dentist will dry the tooth before applying an acidic gel to roughen the surface. This helps the sealant bond better to the tooth. Next, they will rinse and dry the tooth before painting on the sealant. Finally, they will use a special light to set the sealant in place.
Please note that having sealants is not a substitute for brushing and flossing, though they can help to keep your teeth healthy. You should continue to follow a good oral hygiene routine at home and have regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Sealants can last several years, but they should be checked regularly to ensure they are still in good condition. If they become chipped or damaged, they can be replaced.