A sealant is a protective coating that fills in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities. If the grooves are deep or if brushing is not done adequately, food can get trapped and a cavity will begin to form. Sealants protect that space by filling in the deep grooves. Clinpro™ Sealant also releases fluoride to help protect the enamel on the tooth’s surface.
Yes, the application of sealants occurs on the tooth’s surface and should not make the patient uncomfortable. The process may vary for other sealants, but Clinpro™ Sealant requires cleaning the teeth, drying the teeth, placing the sealant with a syringe and then using a special light to set the material.
No, sealants are not permanent. They could last many years; however, they can chip or fall out. Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly to make sure they do not need to be replaced for continued protection.
Most dental insurance companies have coverage for sealants, especially for the application of sealants to children’s teeth. The insurance coverage varies for adults. If you are concerned, please check with your dentist or insurance company.
No, both children and adults can benefit from sealants. Clinpro Sealant can be applied to the teeth of children, teenagers or adults. If a person is at risk for cavities on the chewing surface of their teeth, they can receive sealants.