Dental fissures are indentations, i.e. grooves on the upper surface of the posterior (lateral) teeth. Often these grooves are so deep that food gets stuck and retained in them. This is how favorable conditions for the development of bacteria and caries are created. The procedure of fissure sealing involves insertion of a liquid similar to a liquid composite into the fissures in order to fill them and reduce their depth. In this way, the retention of food residues can be prevented as well as development of caries.
This intervention lasts about 10 minutes per tooth. The tooth is not processed or damaged in any way, so the procedure is absolutely painless and pleasant for the child. This intervention, after teeth polishing, is the ideal for the child to get to know his dentist.