Tooth Protection Sealant
You can think of a tooth sealant as a mini plastic filling. Tooth enamel does not contain any nerves, so placing a sealant for teeth is painless and does not routinely require numbing.
First Chavez Family Dental will examine the tooth or teeth to be sealed, and if any stains or debris are found, they will be gently removed. The tooth will then be cleaned and dried. Then we will apply a gel that will slightly roughen or “etch” the surface, to make the sealing material adhere better. The tooth is then rinsed and dried again. The sealant is then painted on the tooth in liquid form and hardens in about a minute with the help of a special curing light.