Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your back teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating which is applied to the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars. This treatment is recommended when the grooves in the teeth are deep, making them especially susceptible to decay.
The process is painless and only takes a few minutes for each tooth. Each tooth is cleaned and prepared for the liquid sealant which is then cured with an LED light.
Fissure sealants usually last for many years, but it is important to have regular check ups so your dentist can check them to ensure the seal is still intact.