Experience the benefits of our high-quality fissure sealants, expertly applied by our dental professionals to keep your teeth strong and cavity-free.
What Are Fissure Sealants?
Fissure sealants are a protective dental treatment designed to prevent tooth decay, especially in the deep grooves and fissures of molars and premolars.
The procedure involves applying a thin plastic resin coating to the chewing surfaces of these teeth, creating a barrier that prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the crevices and causing cavities.
The Fissure Sealant Procedure: What to Expect
The first step is a thorough dental examination by our skilled dental team at Coolamon Dental Centre. We will assess your teeth to identify any vulnerable areas with deep grooves and fissures that are at risk of developing cavities.
Before applying the fissure sealants, we will clean and dry the teeth to ensure proper adhesion. Cleaning the teeth is essential to remove any plaque or debris that may interfere with the bonding process.
To keep the teeth dry during the procedure, we may place a small rubber dam or cotton rolls around the teeth being sealed. This isolation technique helps maintain a dry environment for optimal sealant adhesion.
Next, a mild acid gel is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This etching process roughens the enamel, creating a better surface for the sealant to adhere to.
Once the teeth are prepared, the fissure sealant material is carefully applied to the grooves and fissures of the molars and premolars. The sealant is a tooth-coloured resin that flows into the deep crevices, effectively sealing them off from bacteria and food particles.
After the sealant is applied, a special curing light is used to harden and set the material. Curing ensures the sealant bonds securely to the teeth, providing long-lasting protection.
Our dental team will conduct a final check to ensure that all treated areas are properly sealed and that the sealants are intact.
We Are Preferred
Durable and Long-Lasting Fissure Sealants
At Coolamon Dental Centre, we take pride in providing durable and long-lasting fissure sealants that offer excellent protection for your teeth. Our experienced dental team performs this preventive treatment with precision and skill, ensuring that the fissure sealants create a robust barrier against decay.
With our commitment to top-quality care, you can trust that your fissure sealants will remain effective and safeguard your teeth from cavities, providing you with peace of mind and promoting optimal oral health for years to come.
Frequently asked questions
We have gathered frequently asked questions about fissure sealants to offer valuable insights and address common queries. Whether you are considering fissure sealants for yourself or your child, we aim to provide you with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about your dental health.
Fissure sealants are typically applied as soon as a child’s molars and premolars erupt, usually around the ages of 6 and 12 years. This early application helps protect the teeth from the start.
No, the fissure sealant procedure is painless and non-invasive. It does not require drilling or anaesthesia, making it a comfortable experience for children.
Fissure sealants can last for several years with proper care. Regular dental check-ups will ensure they remain intact and effective.
While fissure sealants are commonly applied to children’s teeth, they can also benefit adults with deep grooves and fissures on their molars. Your dentist can determine if you are a suitable candidate.
Fissure sealants are tooth-coloured and blend in with the natural appearance of the teeth, making them virtually invisible.
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