Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants are usually clear or coloured unfilled / minimally filled resin materials painted and cured into the grooves and pits of the back teeth, often, soon after they erupt. Sealing the tooth surface protects fissures from bacteria and sugar to prevent decay from starting deep within the fissures. Any tooth with pits and fissures can be treated, provided the surface to be filled is sound and has not been previously filled. The most commonly treated teeth are the first molars usually within a year or two after eruption.