Dental sealants are a preventive measure to help protect your teeth from cavity growth and decay. The sealant is a protective coating that is applied by our Torrance dentist directly to the chewing surface of your teeth. Daily eating and drinking habits create bacteria shortly after consumption. The contours and crevasses that exist on the chewing surface of your teeth can trap bacteria, food particles and plaque that allow cavity formation that leads to tooth decay when not removed.
Dental sealants are designed to provide protection to your teeth for several years after application. The sealants can be examined during a routine checkup to evaluate damage and normal wear and tear. If our Torrance dental sealants expert determines it is needed, the sealants may need to be re-applied to provide extended protection for your teeth.