The teeth, especially the molars, have impressions and rough places that serve as a breeding space for bacteria. While brushing is the best way to prevent tooth infection, you can’t always brush your teeth and watch out for every nook and cranny.
How then do we ensure our teeth are safe from cavity formation or infection Sealants are another preventive dentistry method aimed to keep the teeth clean. The application of the sealants is, in principle, a very simple procedure. The plastic used to fill the grooves of the tooth’s chewing surface is similar to what dentists use when placing “white” fillings. Sealants have been successfully used in both adults and children.
After all, while the baby learns the necessary hygienic skills and learns them correctly, the carious process can affect the tooth tissues quite strongly. Therefore, if the tooth’s chewing surface has completely erupted and dental manipulations can be performed over it, then the sealant can be applied immediately.
Dental sealant treatment stands up to tooth decay for long periods, ranging from a few years and even years. Food residues are left in the teeth after eating. These residues attract teeth bacteria, and they secrete acids that create holes (cavities) in the teeth. Sealants keep them out and halt the bacteria’s activities in the teeth.
Depending on the nature of treatment for teeth sealing, different types of sealants can be used.
1.POSAPAHATE sila: Posapahate sila recognizes the low-level fraud seal and the poor that they are fragile to the edge. This type of denture is in the past and is not used in this dentistry.
2.TEMPERED GLASS: It suppresses fluoride and prevents the development of caries. Seal the tooth back from that area, but immediately wipe it off.
3.PEEL COMPOSITE AND AIR THE PRODUCTS: Dental composite material has a high degree of strength but has a small amount of acidity and a large surface area in polymerization.
4.SVETOKOMPOZITY: It is called gelioplomby. Valuables that polymerize under ultraviolet light. Svetokompozity reduced shrinkage, but it was eliminated from the problem by using some approaching techniques.
From the point of view of the procedure’s safety, any doctor will agree with the statement that the side effects of the sealants are minimal. In generals, it can be said that a tooth is at much greater risk not during the application of a sealant but if there is no sealant on it.
Doctors or General dentistry usually recognize right away which teeth need sealant protection the most. This can be easily identified by several signs – spots in the teeth’ grooves, how the teeth react to the touch of dental instruments, depressions, or pits filled with dental plaque. The durability of sealants varies. If the sealant remains in place for three to five years, its application can be considered successful.
Moreover, the sealants can serve for a much longer period. Often, on the teeth of adult patients, you can see the sealant applied in childhood. But even those sealants that stop serving earlier than after three to five years should not be considered “unsuccessful.” As long as the sealant remains on the tooth’s surface, it protects it and prevents tooth decay during the entire period – regardless of its length.
The sealant provides the best protection only if no damage has happened to it. If you notice that the sealant has “fallen out” from the tooth in whole or even part of it – notify your doctor about it. Also, your dentist will check the condition of your sealants during your routine check-ups.
The only side effect that may occur is allergies. In any serious case of allergy, it is advisable to visit your dentist’s office.