Dental fissure sealing

On the surface of large chewing teeth there are many grooves, tubercles and depressions. They are called fissures. They are needed in order to grate food while chewing. This contributes to the proper metabolic process, and the proper state of the gastrointestinal and digestive tract.

Fissure sealing in the clinic Nadezhda

On the surface of large chewing teeth there are many grooves, tubercles and depressions. They are called fissures. They are needed in order to grate food while chewing. This contributes to the proper metabolic process, and the proper state of the gastrointestinal and digestive tract.

Due to such a load, the surface of the fissures is subject to negative factors. Their constant contact with food leads to thinning of enamel. And their anatomical shape prevents good cleaning of food debris. Therefore, bacteria and microbes often develop in these depressions. Which, subsequently, cause tooth decay and other diseases in the oral cavity.

That is why a new painless and non-traumatic procedure appeared in dentistry – sealing fissures. It is customary to perform it at an early age, in the early years with the appearance of permanent teeth. This will protect the teeth from subsequent treatment of caries. But it is necessary to carry out regular cleaning, observe oral hygiene. It is also important to visit the dentist once every six months to ensure proper oral care.

The principle of sealing fissures

The sealing procedure itself consists in filling the fissures with a special sealant. It forms a protective film on the surface of the fissures, prevents the deposition of plaque and the development of pathogenic microflora in the future.

  • Cleaning and drying the tooth surface.

    In order to qualitatively perform the procedure, it is necessary to completely clean the tooth from plaque and contamination. Next, you need to completely remove moisture from it.

  • Acid treatment.

    With the help of special acids, the core and shell of the enamel prisms are destroyed. The tooth is washed with distilled water.

  • Fissure filling with glass ionomer sealant or composite.

    Special preparations are applied to the fissure cavity, which serve as the basis of the protective layer. The result is fixed by polymerization.

  • Final stage.

    Grinding and polishing the tooth surface. Giving it smoothness and shine.

Contraindications to fissure sealing

  • Tooth anatomy, flat root teeth, with intact fissures.
  • Caries in the interdental space.
  • Long-term preservation of the proper condition of the teeth.

Better to prevent the occurrence of a problem than to eliminate its negative consequences. At Hope Dentistry, we will help maintain the health of your oral cavity as long as possible.