Fissure sealant, known as a protective filler, is applied to keep baby teeth free-of cavities.
When and how is it applied?
Covering the surface of the molars an making the molars easy to brush, the fissure application prevents the molars having a rugged and corrugated surface from decaying. It is an application that minimizes the risk of caries and its application is fast and comfortable. In a single session, the mouth is cleaned and the tooth surface is prepared and dried. The protective material is poured into molars. It is cured with the help of a special light. And, it can be topped up in follow-up exams if there is any tiny losses thereafter.
Is there any side effects?
Posing no risk or side effect whatsoever, the fissure application is a process that stops the caries in the molars and minimizes the risk of formation of possible caries. It adds no extra hump or bump over the teeth since it is a millimetric thickness.