Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing cavities or other forms of tooth decay.
The fissure sealants are made a plastic resin that bonds to the tooth surface, eliminating these fissures by filling up the cracks before it sets.
Sealants are applied easily and painlessly. There is no drilling required. The tooth is properly cleaned, treated, dried and the sealant applied. It then hardens to form a protective coating over the tooth.
Sealants are most effective when applied after the eruption of the tooth. Early application ensures pits and fissures are sealed before the decay process begins.