Pit and fissure sealants are dental materials that are placed on the deep pits and depressions (fissures) of children's teeth and form a very thin, smooth and hard protective layer. Most often silanization is done on the first large permanent molars or the so-called by dentists - sixth teeth. The placement of sealant is:
Does not cause any discomfort to the child.
The placement of sealants is most effective when performed immediately after appearance of the tooth in the mouth, because the teeth erupt with incomplete mineralization, which lasts up to 2 years after its eruption. This is also the time when the tooth is most susceptible to the development of caries. With properly placed sealants, almost 100% protection against the development of caries on the chewing surfaces can be provided.