unfilled sealant

un·fill·ed seal·ant

(ŭn-fild sēlănt)
Resin-based sealant material that does not contain filler particles; has a low viscosity that permits deeper penetration into the pits and fissures of a tooth.
See also: sealant
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If an unfilled sealant is used, occlusal adjustments are not required due to the "self-occluding" nature of the material.
A study was conducted to determine the effect of topical fluorides (both acidulated phosphate fluoride and neutral sodium) on semi-filled and unfilled sealants, and glass ionomer materials.
The need for occlusal adjustment following sealant placement was investigated by Tilliss et al.,[29] who suggested that natural wear of unfilled sealants is sufficient to establish appropriate occlusion, while use of a semi-filled sealant material requires checking the occlusion and possible adjustment of the occlusal contacts.