Fissure sealant is a tooth colored liquid which is applied on the chewing surface of adult (and in some cases baby) molar teeth to prevent cavities from forming in early years. Once applied the coating will stay on your teeth for a number of years.
Why do I need fissure sealants?
Your back teeth (Molars & Pre-molars) have pits and grooves on the biting surface, some of which can be deep and difficult to clean with normal brushing. Food / Debris can get trapped/wedged in them and this creates a perfect breeding place for plaque bacteria which will generate cavities. The fissure sealant fills those grooves and also releases Fluoride into the groove walls making it resistant to acidic attacks from the bacteria. Also it makes the deep grooves shallower enabling better cleaning and thereby no cavities!
- Teeth to be sealed are cleaned and dried.
- Some gels to prepare the surface for few seconds
- The Fissure sealant applied using small brush and then a UV light hardens the same. That’s it!