What Are Teeth Fissures?
Fissures are the grooves that are naturally formed in the biting surfaces of teeth. When these fissures are deep and narrow, it becomes difficult to clean with a toothbrush. This can lead to trapped food causing decay in the tooth. When sealants are placed in these grooves, it reduces the chances of tooth decay and protects the tooth.
What’s The Treatment?
Treatment is painless and non-invasive. The liquid applied on the fissure sets in minutes and forms a hard shield that stops food and bacteria entering. When these sealants are used in conjunction with a daily dental care routine including brushing, flossing and a healthy diet, it helps maintain dental health.
What are the risks?
Fissure sealants come with very minor risks. These may be minor gum or tooth discomfort or hypersensitivity. Discuss them with our dentists if you have any concerns.