Fissure Sealants

Fissure seals are acrylic coatings applied to teeth to prevent plaque from damaging the pits and fissures in your teeth. Pits and fissures on the chewing surface of baby and adult molars are normal imperfections, in which food and germs often become trapped. A cavity can easily occur because brushing and fluoride are not effective protection against cavities of the pits and fissures. Only sealants are effective protection against decay of these surfaces because they fill in these areas.

The sealant is a liquid that becomes hard like plastic after it is applied to the tooth. Sealant therapy is non-invasive, with no drilling, and doesn’t require a local anaesthetic.

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