A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic material that flows into the grooves and depressions of the black teeth filling them in and rendering these areas resistant to tooth decay.

Sealants are generally placed in the children’s permanent back teeth because access to cleaning and regular oral hygiene can be problematic in the age group. They should be applied as soon as the first molars are fully erupted between six and seven years of age, as sealants are only effective to decay free teeth.

Sealants procedure

Sealants are easily placed and well tolerated by children, as they require no anesthetic. The procedure is as follows:

  1. The tooth surface is cleaned to remove plaque and debris.
  2. A gel is applied that allows the sealant to penetrate and adhere.
  3. Liquid sealant is allowed to flow into the groves.
  4. A light is placed over the liquid sealant to harden it and allow it to rest.

The lifespan of a sealant is generally three to five years although they can last longer. Regular dental examinations are necessary to ensure they remain intact.

Sealants offer significant protection to the biting surfaces of teeth. However other areas around the gum line and between the teeth still remain vulnerable to tooth decay and require the conventional methods of brushing and flossing to protect them. The use of sealants in conjunction with daily home care and regular check ups offer children the possibility of a cavity free life.


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 At Burnaby Mountain Dental Centre we believe in providing exceptional dental care to all of our patients with the finest, state-of-the-art treatments. You can expect to be treated with personal attention and respect from our experienced professionals.

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Jacob Schwingboth
Jacob Schwingboth
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Shireen Khimani
Shireen Khimani
I had a great experience at Burnaby Mountain Dental Centre. Dr. Imran Mitha was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me in a way that I could understand. He made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire visit. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. Overall, I would highly recommend this dental office for anyone in need of dental care.
Rahim Tejani
Rahim Tejani
Definitely my favourite dental office in Vancouver. I now reside in Montreal, but often wait until we’re back in Van for the holidays to go see them. My kids feel really comfortable there as well which is great!
Bliss P
Bliss P
Kind dentists and staff, and flexible booking. They accommodated to my schedule and made room for my appointment. Dr. Imran Mitha was fast and made me feel comfortable during my appointment.
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Shemin Kaba
Excellent. Family oriented environment, friendly staff. Caring, comfort zone, specially for patients like myself, nervous, anxiety, etc.
Great orthodontist and very friendly
Mark Westerink
Mark Westerink
Great place would recommend it. Best in the area. Nice staff
Thomas Eville
Thomas Eville
Dr Imran Mitha created a treatment plan for me that included a crown replacement and facilitating a tooth implant. While performing the procedures Dr Mitha was kind, patient and understanding. He never pushed the surgery if I was feeling uncomfortable and he was always cognizant of my feelings. Every precaution was upheld during the time of Covid. He also helped organize a cleaning program with his dental hygienist. I wish Dr Mitha much success with his new practice in Vancouver. He will be missed at the Dental School in Cleveland.
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