Lower Plenty Dental

Fissure Sealants

Prevent Cavities and Protect Your Teeth with Dental Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a simple, non-invasive treatment to protect pits and fissures of the premolar and molar teeth. They are made of resin material and create a protective barrier over the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Fissure sealants can be used for both adults and children, making oral hygiene easier and preventing the accumulation of bacteria and debris in teeth grooves.

At Lower Plenty Dental, we believe preventive care is the first step towards maintaining a healthy smile. From routine dental checkups and cleaning to oral hygiene instruction, gum health and fissure sealants, our preventive treatments aim to improve oral health and make dental care easy for you.

Fissure Sealant Treatment In Lower Plenty

Fissure sealants involve the application of a thin, protective coating to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These surfaces often have deep pits and grooves, making them susceptible to trapping food particles and bacteria, leading to decay. The sealant creates a barrier that helps to smooth out these surfaces, making them easier to clean and reducing the risk of cavities.

Fissure sealants are commonly recommended for children and teenagers as their permanent molars come in. However, adults who have deep grooves on their teeth may also benefit from them.

Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

  • Our dentists and dental therapists will examine your teeth and recommend if your teeth need a fissure sealant or filling.
  • No injection is required for the placement of a fissure sealant, as only the enamel surface is cleaned.
  • The pits and fissures of the biting surface of back teeth are cleaned, removing early decay.
  • A solution is applied to the chewing surfaces to create a slightly rough texture, allowing the sealant to adhere better to the tooth.
  • The fissure sealant material, usually a tooth-coloured resin, is applied to the pits and grooves of the tooth and is barely noticeable as it blends with your natural tooth colour.
  • Once it sets and hardens, you can eat and drink as soon as you like.

Fissure sealants can last for years, but they are not permanent. They can crack, chip or wear down over time, becoming less effective. Regular dental checkups and consistent oral hygiene practices are essential to protect your teeth and maintain oral health. Our dentists will check the fissure sealants during these visits to ensure the seal is intact and there’s no decay. They can be reinforced by adding more sealant or replacing it if required.

A Strong, Happy Smile Begins With Preventive Care!

At Lower Plenty Dental, we believe taking care of your smile shouldn’t be a hassle. It should fit easily into your lifestyle, becoming a consistent part of your routine to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. We promote preventive dentistry by offering personalised guidance to build a strong foundation for lasting oral health and a radiant smile.
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