The top surfaces of your teeth, where the chewing takes place–aren’t smooth and flat.
They are criss-crossed with tiny hills and valleys called pits and fissures.
These are places where decay causing plaque can build up. Some of the pits and fissures are so narrow that even a single bristle from your toothbrush can’t get deep enough to clean them out.
Fissure sealants are a preventative measure to help protect the tooth from future decay in these pits and fissures.
Applying Fissure Sealants
The tooth is first cleaned and prepared with a solution
The sealant is then applied to the prepared area and cured with a special light which sets the sealant for immediate use.
This procedure is completely painless and usually requires no drilling or removal of tooth material.