Pits and fissures in the teeth are not only a gateway to decay but can be an irritating place for tiny chunks of food to get stuck. These fissures can be covered with a special sealant to prevent further decay. The sealant is a painless and harmless way to protect your back teeth. Your dentist will recommend fissure treatment to you if you would benefit from an application. They can be especially important to protect children’s adult teeth if they have had decay in their baby teeth.

The process is quick and straightforward, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to set hard, sealing any fissures and pits so that they do not develop into cavities.