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Glass ionomer cement is a dental restorative material, used as a filling and luting material. It is based on the reaction between silicate glass and polyacrylic acid.
Application of sealants is as easy as painting with a paint brush. The process usually completes in a single visit and it is a pain-free procedure.
In short, dental sealants can last for a maximum of ten years. Sometimes it is even five years or even less. As far it was able to protect teeth, the time period is considered good enough. However, there are several ways to prolong the period of dental sealants such as cutting on sugar, maintaining good oral hygiene, use of mouth rinse, etc.
Dental sealants seal deep grooves and make the top surfaces of your teeth smooth. Dentists prefer to apply sealants in newly erupted molar teeth in children. On rare occasions, sealants are helpful for adults and primary teeth as well.