Fissure Sealants

  • A sealant prevents decay because the plastic coating keeps bacteria and food debris from getting into the pits and grooves of the teeth.
  • 80% to 90% of cavities in children occur in the pits and grooves. Sealants can prevent these cavities!
  • Sealants can last for many years. If a sealant becomes worn, more sealant material can be applied on top of it.
  • Sealants are most effective when they are put on as soon as possible after the eruption of the tooth.
  • The teeth which benefit the most from sealants are the permanent molars and premolars.
  • Costs may vary, but sealing a healthy tooth is less expensive than filling a decayed tooth. It costs roughly INR 200 to INR 500 per tooth.
  • Sealants and fluorides offer the best combination for maximum protection against cavities.
  • After 25 years of research, the National Institute of Dental Research has found sealants to be safe and highly effective.

Sealants are

  • Effective.
  • Safe.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Long–lasting.
  • Low cost.