Providing a protective plastic coating on the biting surfaces at the back of the mouth, the sealant protects teeth from decay by filling the pits and fissures with the protective coating.
The treatment process
The treatment process for sealing pits and fissures is completely pain free, and teeth won’t feel any different after the procedure.
The process begins with a thorough cleaning of the back teeth before a solution is applied to the tooth to aid the bonding of the sealant. The solution is washed out of the mouth after use, following which the tooth is dried.
The dentist will then be ready to place the sealant on the tooth, filling each of the gaps and grooves in the tooth to ensure a smooth finish. The sealant will then be set with a bright blue light to keep it in place.