Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants help protect the teeth from tooth decay. On the chewing surface of the molar teeth there are pits and grooves; these are normal characteristics of these teeth. The depth of these pits and grooves will vary from person to person and often food and bacteria become trapped; this is when decay can easily occur. Fissure sealants can offer protection against decay in these areas.

The fissure sealant is a liquid that becomes hard after it is applied to the tooth. Sealants are easy to apply in children and adults and don’t require a local anaesthetic.

We may recommend fissure sealants after examining the molars, taking into consideration diet, dental history and other factors.