A Quick Look at Pit and Fissure Sealants

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Dental sealants are an excellent way to provide a protective layer to the enamel of your teeth.

One particular category is often referred to as “pit and fissure” sealants.

In this case, such sealants will be applied to the back teeth, primarily to the molars and premolars. This is due to the fact that these teeth have hollow areas known as pits and small grooves referred to as fissures.

The main intention with sealants is is to protect these surfaces against possible decay due to the presence of bacteria and small particles of food.

You will be glad to know that your dentist can easily apply pit and fissure sealants. A solution will first be coated over the relevant teeth before the sealant layer is applied. Once it has cured, you can enjoy a comfortable and safe means of dental protection.

Some main benefits include:

  • These sealants are very easy to apply.
  • They can last for decades at a time if cared for properly.
  • They will be unnoticeable on your molars and premolars.

Summarily, pit and fissure sealants are great ways to provide your teeth with additional layers of protection.

The good news is that in South Africa, Family Dental Care has clinics in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, and Cape Town. If you want to learn more about dental sealants, we are happy to discuss this treatment further – and provide this treatment to keep your family’s teeth healthy.

Source: DentalHealth.org: “Pit and Fissure Sealants”