Why can't dentists come up with a material that is completely safe?
Dental materials are developed by dental manufacturers and carefully governed by the rules and regulations of Health Canada. These materials, including resins and sealants, are all very low risk.
Unfortunately, no material can completely replace real tooth structure. This is why prevention is so important. With proper care from you and your dentist – it is achievable to maintain oral health throughout a lifetime.
Whenever an intervention is required, it is important to have a variety of options – since no one material or treatment is likely to be ideal for everyone and for every purpose. You and your dentist should make decisions together that are best for you or your child.