Preventive resin restoration
This case illustrates the importance of identifying cavitated and non cavitated lesions. In the first molar, there are some areas in the fissure which is cavitated and some areas which are non cavitated and similarly in the second molar also.
This image shows the acid etching procedure being done for the first molar for a Preventive resin restoration, which is restoring the cavitated areas with resin composite and the non cavitated areas with pit and fissure sealants.
This is the comparison of the pre and post operative images of the first and the second molars . This type of preventive resin restorations are very useful for patients in mixed dentition stage or for young permanent teeth where the cavitation may not involve the whole of the tooth and the cavitated part can be restored effectively with resin composites and the rest of the uncavitated part with pit and fissure sealants.