Clinical evaluation comparing sealant and amalgam after 7 years: final report.

A study compared two alternative methods for the clinical treatment of occlusal pits and fissures in the early posteruption state. On contralateral pairs of permanent first and second molars, one molar was given a preventive treatment with pit and fissure sealant, and the paired molar surfaces were restored with amalgam. The retreatment rate for sealant was… (More)