A PRR, short for Preventive Resin Restoration is the application of a pasty adhesive, or resin onto the surface of the back molars. These are the teeth that we use mostly to chew our food. They are full of little crater type fissures that make them susceptible to decay. A PPR placed over the teeth can smooth out the surface and seal off the fissures.
Older children and adults are both good candidates for a PPR. Adolescents because they are naturally prone to decay and older people because their fissures may have become larger and deeper over time. Younger children who have been diagnosed as being predisposed to cavities may also benefit from the treatment. PPR is advised for use on teeth that have not yet been infected with decay.
The procedure is simple and quick. Once the dentist has thoroughly cleaned the teeth he will protect the area and keep it dry. A preliminary coating is then directed over the teeth in readiness for the resin compound. Then the compound is applied and left to harden. Some resins will require the use of a laser type light to complete the bonding process.
If you or your child does receive PPR therapy be sure to follow recommended home care procedures and see your dentist regularly so that he can check for any chips or cracks in the sealant.
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