What are fissure sealants?
Fissure sealants are protective tooth coloured hard resin coating that is applied on the teeth. Fissure sealant helps in bonding the grooves (known as fissure) and pits of teeth to stop decay from forming.
Why do I need them?
The primary cause of tooth decay is due to the acid produced by plaque (bacteria) trapped in the groove. The plaque gets trapped since deep pits, fissures or grooves in teeth are often not reached by the fine bristles of a toothbrush. Placing fissure sealants will prevent plaque buildup within the fissures and hence prevent decay.