Fissure sealants protect and seal your teeth to ensure longevity and protection from decay. To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.
ABOUT FISSURE SEALANTS
Also known as dental sealants, fissure sealants are a form of preventive dental treatment which can be applied to deep grooves on the back teeth to prevent tooth decay.
Common in both adults and children, fissure sealants are a great way to protect the enamel of the teeth from the build-up of plaque and acid once the permanent teeth have come through (usually from around six years of age and onwards).
FISSURE SEALANTS FAQs
What is a tooth fissure?
All teeth have natural recesses on the biting surface. Our premolars and molars have fissures (also known as grooves) which can be deep and difficult to ensure that plaque is removed when brushing. Bacteria left in fissures leads to acid build-up which can cause tooth decay.
How are fissure sealants applied?
Similar to a white filling, our dentist professionals will begin the fissure sealant procedure by thoroughly cleaning and drying the deep grooves on the tooth and ensuring there is no hidden tooth decay. Once cleaned, a flowable white material is placed into the grooves of the teeth and hardened immediately with a special ultra violet light.
Do fissure sealants hurt?
How long do fissure sealants last?
Who is allowed to do fissure sealants?
How do I know if my child or I need fissure sealants?
The best way to find out if you or child needs fissure sealants is to come in for a check-up. While fissure sealants are more typically associated with children and adolescents, adults are also able to experience the benefits of dental sealants. Bacteria left in fissures leads to acid build-up which can cause tooth decay so it’s important to have them sealed no matter your age.
To get you or child’s teeth checked by one of our experienced dental professionals, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment online today.
Should adults get dental sealants on their teeth?
Of course. While fissure sealants are more typically associated with children and adolescents, adultsare also able to experience the benefits of fissure sealants. Bacteria left in fissures leads to acid build-up which can cause tooth decay so it’s important to have them sealed no matter your age.
Are there any side effects for fissure sealants?
It is very rare for fissure sealants to cause complications or any unexpected side effects; however you should notify your dentist if you experience any of the following:
- Any tooth or gum discomfort during or after the procedure
- Any hypersensitivity to the composite-style resin or materials used during the procedure
- Any pain or discomfort as a result of an altered bite due to the thickness of the sealant
What are the advantages and disadvantages of fissure sealants?
Like white fillings, fissure sealants help to prevent your back molars from developing bacteria and acid build up which can cause tooth decay. As they are a preventive treatment, dental sealants are cheaper than traditional fillings, however they are not permanent. Depending on the person, most fissure sealants last approximately five years or longer but will wear down over time. Although they certainly do their bit to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, daily brushing and flossing, along with regular checks and cleans are still necessary to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals to have your child’s teeth checked today.
How much to fissure sealants cost?
How much to fissure sealants cost?
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Fissure sealants are a great way to protect the enamel of the teeth from the build-up of plaque and acid.
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