Fissure Sealant

Fissure Sealants

What is fissure sealant application?
Fissure sealant application is a protective treatment in which indented chewing surfaces of molars are covered with a liquid sealing material.

What is the purpose of fissure sealant application?
The purpose of fissure sealing application is to prevent plaque accumulation in indentations of molars which are prone to tooth decays and make brush easier on these surfaces and minimize the risk of tooth decays.

On which teeth is fissure sealant applied?
It is applied on only the chewing surfaces of molars.

What happens if the fissure sealant drops?
Fissure sealants may get broken under chewing pressure and little pieces of them may drop. In this case, it is our duty as pedodontists to replace them.

Is fissure sealant application a repeated process as fluor application?
No. It is applied to each molar once. Although there might be loss of small pieces, they can be replaced at routine controls.

Does fissure sealant harm teeth? Does it have side any effects?
No. It has no harm or side effect.

When these sealants are applied, won’t sealant material be felt?
Because fissure sealants cover only anatomic indentations and occupy millimetric spaces on tooth surfaces, sealant material will not be felt.

Is fissure sealant or fluor more important?
They are both protective treatments which prevent tooth decays in different ways and complete each other. It is difficult to say that one is more important than the other.

Should fissure sealant be applied to every child?
Yes. It is important to prevent tooth decay process where there is a risk of decays, in order not to leave dental health to chance.

Is fissure sealant application an expensive application?
It is more economical than any filling. It helps you to abstain from decays which will require fillings.

Is fissure sealant application an easy process?
Preparation of fissure sealants is quite easy. Fissure sealants are applied within 3-5 minutes depending on the communication between the child and the dentist.

What happens if fissure sealants are not applied?
If fissure sealants are not applied, the surfaces of the molars of your child which are prone to decays will not be under protection. Hence, primary molars, which are the longest remaining primary teeth, will be under threat of decays.

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