Adult sealants, an effective prevention tool
September 1, 2021
Dr. Lois Duerst, DDS

Clinical Case: Adult Sealants, An Effective Prevention Tool

Using 3M™ Clinpro™ Sealant.

About the Case

A 35 year old patient presented with an unsealed premolar (#4) with deep grooves elected to have a sealant placed to decrease caries risk.

Sealants are effective in preventing occlusal carious lesions in primary and permanent molars. The placement of sealants is also recommended to manage and arrest early, non-cavitated carious lesions. 3M’s patented color-change technology and easy to use etchant or self-etch adhesive options make 3M™ Clinpro™ Sealant an easy choice. ​

Clean tooth to remove plaque and debris

Thoroughly clean tooth to remove plaque and debris from enamel surfaces and fissures.

Apply etchant

Apply 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant to all enamel surfaces to be sealed. Etch for minimum of 15 sec.; maximum 60 sec.

Rinse tooth to remove etchant

Thoroughly rinse tooth to remove etchant.

Dry the etched surfaces

Dry the etched surfaces.

Apply sealant

Apply 3M™ Clinpro™ Sealant into pits and fissures.

Light cure the sealant

Light cure the sealant according to manufacturer’s instructions. LED: 10 sec. Halogen: 20 sec.

Evaluate sealant

Evaluate sealant.

Wipe the sealant to remove the thin film on the surface

Wipe the sealant with a cotton applicator to remove the thin film on the surface.

Final result

Final result.

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