Fissure Sealants

Kids smilingFissure sealants refer to a thin film placed over and into the pits and grooves found on molar biting surfaces. Their philosophy is similar to placing "glad-wrap" over food in order to prevent bacteria getting in and causing decay, as pits and grooves are sites that harbour such bacteria and are difficult to clean completely with a tooth brush. The tooth is not drilled in any way in order to place sealants, and in fact is the exact reason they are placed, to prevent decay and the need for fillings.