FissurotomyWhere fissures are extremely deep or have signs of early decay or are stained – these pits and fissures of molars are cleaned with a microscopic fine bur, decay is removed, and the base of the pits/fissures are restored with a white filling material (different types are used depending on the most appropriate material for the situation).

The surface is then restored with a sealant or flowable composite (similar to a glaze) to increase strength and provide a smoother surface.

Step 1


 << Stained and “sticky” fissure on
       molar present

Step 2


 << A fissurotomy is performed which 
       shows the extent of decay in the 
       fissure present

Step 3


<< Finished restoration

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