At John Michalopoulos Dental, we provide an expert fissure sealant service. Our goal is to help preserve your child’s smile throughout their life and sealants help make that possible.
Deep pits and grooves can be found on the chewing surfaces of all back teeth. Such pits and grooves are termed ‘fissures’ and are usually so narrow that toothbrush bristles are not able to clean them effectively. These form a favourable environment for bacteria to flourish, often resulting in tooth decay.
A fissure sealant is a coating of composite resin and is applied to these fissures in order to protect them. The sealant creates a protective layer which blocks the bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves.
When we examine your child’s teeth, will advise you which teeth, if any, would benefit from an application of the sealant.