Comparative evaluation of the length of resin tags of three different types of pit and fissure sealants-An in vitro scanning electron microscopic study
Rizana Anaz, Ektah Khosla, K Korath Abraham, Arun Roy James, Elza Thenumkal
Introduction: Dental caries is a global concern which harness the health and quality of life affected by it. Use of fluorides and pit and fissure sealants are available in the modern era for the prevention of dental caries. The rationale of pit and fissure sealant is that when they are applied to caries prone fissures, it should penetrate deep and create marginal seal. AIMS: This study aims to comparatively evaluate the resin tag lengths of three types of Pit and fissure sealant. Materials and Methods: 30 premolar teeth divided into 3 groups. Group A: Helioseal clear, Group B: Biocoat and Group C: Beautisealant. Teeth are cleaned with pumice prophylaxis, pretreated with acid etching and respective pit and fissure sealant is applied. Teeth samples are thermocycled, sectioned longitudinally in mesiodistal direction and prepared for the evaluation of scanning electron microscopy. Result: Resin tag length were found to be longer in Biocoat followed by Helioseal clear and shorter for Beautisealant. Conclusion: Bioactive Biocoat bonded by micromechanical adhesion on acid etched enamel surface is used as biocompatible pit and fissure sealant offering longer resin tag length, more retention and better cariostatic properties.
Rizana Anaz, Ektah Khosla, K Korath Abraham, Arun Roy James, Elza Thenumkal. Comparative evaluation of the length of resin tags of three different types of pit and fissure sealants-An in vitro scanning electron microscopic study. International Journal of Dental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 44-49