Tooth decay usually starts from deep grooves on the chewing surface of the teeth. One of the main responsibilities of dentists is to control the surfaces where caries can occur. For this reason, in the clinical environment, a caries-protective material is placed in the recesses (pit / fissure / groove) on the chewing surface of the tooth. We call this process “fissure sealant application”. Caries-protective materials placed on the tooth surface are completely tissue-friendly materials that release calcium, protect and strengthen teeth. During the application of the fissure sealant, the tooth is generally not abraded. This process does not cause any harm to the teeth.
It is recommended to take a break from eating and drinking for 1 hour after the fissure sealant application. Fissure sealants can be reapplied if necessary, after 6 months or once a year control.