What are pit and fissure sealants?
Pit and fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment used to protect against tooth decay. They are a protective layer applied to the grooves and indentations on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, known as pits and fissures.
By sealing these areas, bacteria and food particles are unable to penetrate and cause tooth decay. The most common type of sealant is made of resin, which bonds well to enamel and provides a durable barrier. Additionally, glass ionomer cement (GIC) sealants offer not only physical protection but also release fluoride to prevent tooth decay and promote oral health.
Sealants are a simple and effective way to protect your teeth from decay, especially for those at high risk. They are easy to apply, painless, and can significantly reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay.
Our dental professionals perform a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth before the procedure to ensure optimal results.
Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and polished, a tooth-colored resin is applied to the surface of each tooth. The resin is then cured under ultraviolet light to harden it and provide a strong barrier against harmful bacteria.
The entire process takes just a few minutes and is completely painless. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your teeth are protected from decay with this proven technique.