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What is composite fissure sealant?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
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In brief: Protects

A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth.
By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to bacteria and sugar from infiltrating uncleansable areas and protects against caviity formation. Also sealants create a smooth surface that is much easier for the patient to keep clean.

In brief: Protects

A fissure sealnat is a resin that is flowed over the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth.
By sealing the grooves it creates a barrier to bacteria and sugar from infiltrating uncleansable areas and protects against caviity formation. Also sealants create a smooth surface that is much easier for the patient to keep clean.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry

In brief: Cavity Reduction

It's a resin material placed on the biting surfaces of teeth to reduce the risk of developing dental decay.

In brief: Cavity Reduction

It's a resin material placed on the biting surfaces of teeth to reduce the risk of developing dental decay.
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Cavity prevention

Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface.
This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient.

In brief: Cavity prevention

Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface.
This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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