On the chewing surface of the baby and adult molars are pits and fissures, which are grooves on these teeth. Food and bacteria often become trapped in these areas. A cavity can easily happen because brushing and fluoride are not effective protection against cavities in the pits and fissures. The depth and width of the pits and fissures varies from person to person. Only fissure sealants are effective protection against decay of these surfaces because they fill in these grooves thus protecting the teeth.
The sealant is a liquid that becomes hard like plastic after it has been applied to the tooth. Sealant therapy, which was introduced over twenty years ago, is non invasive (no drilling) and does not require a local anaesthetic.
We will examine your mouth, eliminate all risk factors and assess the correct course of treatment.