n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Glass-ionomer cement vs. resin as fissure sealants

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2223-5353


The evidence for the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of sealants in reducing occlusal caries in molars has been highlighted in a number of articles in highly rated journals. Pits and fissures of posterior molar teeth are considered to be highly susceptible to the adhesion of microorganisms and, consequently, caries. Therefore, a significant amount of tooth decay occurs at these sites. Fissure sealants are used to prevent occlusal caries with 71% percent of occlusal decay preventable after a once-off fissure sealant application. The aim is to establish the caries-preventing effect of GIC in comparison to that of resin-based fissure sealants.

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