Our teeth contain grooves and fissures, which slowly become home to plaque and bacteria since they are not so easy to clean with our toothbrush and floss. These often become the cause of tooth decay. Sealants are thin layers of resin placed on these fissures, pits, and grooves on the chewing surface of our teeth to prevent decay.
Maximum decay on a person’s back teeth begins in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces during the first few years after tooth eruption. Using sealants made of composite resin can prevent this kind of decay. Sealants are one of the most effective ways to avoid decaying of teeth where they are placed. They significantly reduce the possibility of tooth infection and cavities.