Crevices and dips in tooth structure and enamel called pits and fissures are often difficult to clean or brush. A fissure sealant is a protective plastic coating that covers fissured chewing surfaces of molar teeth. It is a preventative measure providing a barrier against tooth decay that works by smoothing teeth surfaces to facilitate cleaning or brushing.
After assessing which teeth need sealed, the dentists at Preston Dental Surgery will clean the surface of the tooth before applying a special solution to help the sealant bond to the tooth. The solution is then washed and dried before pits and fissures are coated with the sealant, which is then hardened using a strong light.
For further information call one of our dentists at Preston Dental Surgery – Your family dentist in Preston.