Fissure Sealant

Fissure Sealant Melbourne Family Dentist

Sealants are a safe and proper way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. Commonly, the sealant applied to the grooves which also known as fissure and pits of the back molars. These places are the most common places for cavities in the teeth. We will do the procedure by our highly experienced dentist, a dental hygienist or an oral health therapist. Don’t worry about the final look, fissure sealants have a white or clear composite resin, similar to a white tooth filling so it will not ruin your appearance. The sealants provide a barrier against bacteria that can cause plaque. Because it is more important to prevent your teeth from cavity than to rescue them.

We are very glad to announce that the process of fissure sealant is pain-free. Also, the protective plastic coating is safe to protect your teeth from tooth decay. The dentist will apply the sealants are only to the back teeth – the molars and premolars. The teeth that have ‘pits’ (small hollows) and ‘fissures’ (grooves) on their biting surfaces. The process will be fast and only takes a few minutes for each tooth. Afterwards, you will not feel something different with your teeth. Usually, sealant last for many years and you just need your dentist to check them regularly to make sure that the seal is still in the right position. Sometimes adding or replacing some sealant is needed to be sure that no decay can start underneath it.

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