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Fissure Sealant – Dentist Ellenbrook

Experience the benefits of our high-quality fissure sealants, expertly applied by our dental professionals to keep your teeth strong and cavity-free.

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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.

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The Fissure Sealant Procedure: What to Expect

Dental Examination

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.

Teeth Cleaning

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.

Isolation

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.

Etching

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.

Sealant Application

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.

Curing

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.

Final Check

Our dental team will conduct a final check to ensure that all treated areas are properly sealed and that the sealants are intact.

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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.

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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.

At what age should my child get fissure sealants?

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.

Is the fissure sealant procedure painful?

No, the fissure sealant procedure is painless and non-invasive. It does not require drilling or anaesthesia, making it a comfortable experience for children.

How long do fissure sealants last?

Fissure sealants can last for several years with proper care. Regular dental check-ups will ensure they remain intact and effective.

Can adults get fissure sealants?

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.

Are fissure sealants visible on the teeth?

Fissure sealants are tooth-coloured and blend in with the natural appearance of the teeth, making them virtually invisible.

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How Much Is a Fissure Sealant Procedure?

Generally, fissure sealants are a cost-effective preventive treatment compared to more intricate dental procedures, with a typical cost ranging from $30 to $60 per tooth.

It’s worth mentioning that certain dental insurance plans may cover fissure sealants, especially for children, as a preventive measure. However, coverage may differ, so we recommend checking with your dental insurance provider to confirm whether the procedure is included in your plan.

For an accurate cost estimate, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. During the consultation, we can discuss the best options for covering the cost and provide personalised information to meet your specific needs.

What our patients say

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My whole experience was amazing! The reception staff was friendly and very helpful, they made me feel at ease! Dr Aaron was an amazing dentist who is professional and I felt safe and relaxed while he sorted out my problem! They are caring people who is professional and I would highly recommend this dentist! Keep up the good work! I will see yous soon!

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Everyone working at Coolamon Dental are so helpful & friendly. Dr. Gen is so patient with me knowing I am terrified of going to the dentist. The ladies in reception put you at ease as soon as you come in the door. They are so friendly & have a laugh with you which helps when you are so nervous. The dentist explains everything that's going to be done so there are no surprises. The rooms are absolutely spotless. I now don't mind going to this dentist. Can highly recommend Coolamon Dental.

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Been three times, three different dentists…all brilliant and caring. The reception team are friendly too. Highly recommend. I’ve always found it difficult to find a caring dentist but each time here I am not disappointed. Keep up the great approach it’s highly appreciated.

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Shaun and Jenny were fantastic.
I came in for a toothache and they were able to fit me in. I'm a nervous patient and Shaun did an amazing job of calming my nerves and explaining the issue and options and then sorted the problem with minimal discomfort.

I'll be back for regular checkups!

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The staff here are all very friendly and helpful. The dentist was gentle and thoughtful. As I'm in a wheelchair he and his nurse were also very helpful. I recommend this practice and will go to them in the future.

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Absolutely the best dental practice I have ever used in the last 20 years. Wonderful and friendly reception staff, especially Serena, who is the model that all reception staff, everywhere, should aspire to. Very skilled dentists who dish out sensible and affordable solutions to dental issues.

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I’m a very anxious patient but my experience today was amazing. I was made very comfortable and Dr Aron was so gentle and friendly. I will be recommending Coolamon Dental Centre to everyone. Very happy customer here.

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Where to find us

Coolamon Dental Centre 

56A Mornington Pkwy,
Ellenbrook WA 6069

Tel: (08) 9296 9970

Booking:

You can book an appointment with us online or call us at 9296 9970. Please note your dental appointment is considered confirmed at the time of booking. We have reserved the time with our dentists, dental assistants and hygienists, especially for you. We will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment with a courtesy reminder but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive on time for your appointment. We know that life can get in the way and if you need to reschedule, please give us at least one business day’s notice and we will be happy to find a time that better suits you.

 

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Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.