[Sealing of pits and fissures]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 110, 12, (2003), pp. 504-509
Article / Letter to editor
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Preventative Restorative Dentistry
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
SubjectEBP 3: Effective Primary Care and Public Health; UMCN 4.3: Tissue engineering and reconstructive surgery
Sealing of pits and fissures depends on patient- and tooth factors. Prevention of occlusal carious is indicated for children with a high caries risk and especially when the morphology makes teeth more susceptible for developing caries (deep pits and fissures). Good occlusal caries diagnosis is difficult and a golden standard does not exist. When sealing of pits and fissures is indicated a preventive or a therapeutic approach can be chosen. A generally accepted guideline for sealing is still missing. Every approach has its advantages and disadvantages and depends on the individual operator.
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