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sealant

 [sēl´ant]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside; called also sealer.
dental sealant a thin plastic coating put into the pits and fissures of teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay.

seal·ant

(sē'lănt),
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.

sealant

(sē′lənt)
n.
1. A substance, such as sealing wax, used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.
2. A plastic resin used in dentistry to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.

sealant

[sē′lənt]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside. See also dental sealant.

sealant

Dentistry A UV light-cured resin used to coat fissures in teeth and prevent cavities Surgery A substance used to close gaps or vessels. See Fibrin sealant.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.

Sealant

A thin plastic substance that is painted over teeth as an anti-cavity measure to seal out food particles and acids produced by bacteria.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. Material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
3. Composite material applied to dental pits and fissures to prevent decay.

sealant

see bone sealant.
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Internal frames need to have a water-based, paintable sealant to fill the gap between skirting boards, door and window frames and picture rails.
After a year-and-a-half of operation, the company has yet to replace a single Peerless window because of performance issues related to the InstantGlaze sealant.
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The under-utilization of dental sealants by practitioners has been attributed to conterns regarding: 1) the potential for sealing teeth with caries, 2) limited sealant longevity, 3) limited of no insurance coverage, 4) sensitivity of the technique for routine success, and 5) the potential lack of efficacy of the procedure.
There are certain situations when a sealant would not be recommended: the presence of behavior management issues, the inability to isolate and maintain a dry field, the presence of decay, pit and fissures that are well coalesced and basically self-cleansing, and any allergies to the sealant material.
Pre-Cured Silicone Sealant Saves Time and Money on Renovation Projects
The dentist then paints the sealant onto the tooth in a thin film that covers the pits and fissures.
Applied directly over the old PVC coating, the I-part sealant cures on exposure to water vapor in the air.
Because the dental professionals who measured the outcomes could see whether sealants were present, the studies were deemed at high risk of bias.
The polyurethane sealants market is segmented into one- and two-component systems based on type.
Mixing by hand takes an average of seven to 10 minutes per kit, with no assurance of consistency and up to 70 percent of sealant wasted.