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Protect your child’s precious teeth with fissure sealants. Pits and fissures of the back teeth can deepen over time and become vulnerable to decay. Fissure sealants are used to fill these areas and prevent the need for tooth fillings.
Fissure sealants are not only used to protect your child’s teeth. Adults can also benefit from the treatment. Fissure sealants are a great way to fight and prevent tooth decay.
At Smiles First Dental, we want families to know the importance of prevention over treatment, and how it can save them time and money. Fissure sealants are one of the excellent dental preventive measures that help keep strong, decay-free teeth for life.
Dental Sealants and Tooth Decay Prevention
Dental sealants are protective plastic coatings made of white or tooth-coloured acrylic material. The treatment is recommended for children around six years of age. It is also ideal for adults who are at higher risk for tooth decay.
The sealant is painted on the chewing surfaces of the permanent back teeth that are at risk of decay and cavities, and forms a protective barrier covering the grooves and depressions of the back teeth.
Teeth treated with dental sealants are healthier and easier to clean. This is because plaque and food are kept out, thus chances of developing tooth decay are lower compared to teeth without sealants.
Dental sealant is a painless and straightforward treatment. Clinical studies show that sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and the materials used are easy to apply and nontoxic.
How Fissure Sealant Procedure is done?
Cleaning – using a small brush attached to a dental drill, your dentist will first clean the pits and fissures so that the sealant can bond properly. After the cleaning procedure, the tooth is dried.
Conditioning – an etching gel is used to help the sealant easily bond to the tooth. It will be applied on the area where the sealant will be placed and allowed to sit on the tooth for 20-60 seconds before your dentist will wash it off.
Application of the sealant – once the cleaning, conditioning, and drying process are done, the sealant is ready to be applied on the pits and fissures. Your dentist may use a small brush or syringe to pour the sealant on the tooth.
Curing – a curing light is used to hard-set the sealant on the tooth.
The sealant procedure is quick and non-invasive. The dentist will not use injections or drilling, which makes the entire process pain-free and ideal for any young and older patients.
Prevent Tooth With Our High-quality Fissure Sealants in Northmead
Tooth decay can cause a myriad of problems, ranging from unbearable toothache to damaged tooth structure. But you can prevent all these by protecting your teeth in the first place with our fissure sealants at Smiles First Dental. With good dental care and fissure sealants, you can enjoy a lifetime of a healthy smile, free from decay and discomforts.
GAP FREE Check Up And Clean
Smiles First Dental offers all patients gap-free check ups, cleans and all preventative treatments if you are in a private health fund ($180 for patients not in a private health fund).