Fissure Sealants

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8/2328 Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA 6110

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Prevent plaque and tooth decay in the back molars using fissure sealants.

Fissure sealants are clear composite resin, similar to white tooth fillings. The sealants act as a barrier against bacteria that cause plaque. They are designed to prevent tooth decay and cavities.

Sealant is commonly applied to the grooves, known as fissures, and pits of the back molars. These are the most common areas for cavities in the teeth. The procedure can be conducted by your dentist, a dental hygienist or an oral health therapist.

Factors for getting fissure sealants are individual to patients or teeth that are at high risk of dental caries.

This includes patients with:

  • A history of dental caries
  • Deep retentive pits and fissures
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Early signs of dental caries
  • Poor plaque control
  • Enamel defects, such as enamel hypoplasia
  • Orthodontic appliances.

Procedure for applying fissure sealants

Fissure sealant application is a simple procedure that can be completed by your Gosnells dentist.

  1. Teeth are cleaned and dried thoroughly, as food particles and saliva can prevent the sealant from sticking to the tooth.
  2. The tooth surface is rinsed with an acid gel or a chemical solution, to ensure that the sealant sticks to the tooth.
  3. An adhesive is applied below the sealant.
  4. The sealant is applied.
  5. Depending on the type of sealant to be applied, a strong light may be used to cure the material.
  6. The liquid sealant forms a strong barrier on the tooth surface.
  7. The bite is inspected, and excess material is polished.

At-home Care

Dentists recommend 6-12 monthly check-ups so that tooth decay or sealant loss can be monitored.

Sealed teeth do not need any changes at home or dietary changes. Although fissure sealants help with decay prevention on molar teeth, especially, it is important to brush and floss teeth properly and avoid the factors that can lead to tooth decay.

Fissure Sealants at Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Smile Dental Studios Gosnells is your trusted and experienced dentist, providing safe and effective fissure sealants for you and your loved ones in Gosnells and the surrounding communities.

For more information about fissure sealantsn in Gosnells, call us on (08) 6594 1531 or visit us at 8/2328 Albany Hwy in Gosnells.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which teeth should be sealed?

Sealants are applied to the back teeth – the molars and premolars. These have pits and fissures on their biting surfaces.

What is involved?

The process is usually fast and simple, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The sealant is applied and allowed to harden by a curing light.

Does it hurt?

No, it is totally pain-free.

How long do fissure sealants last?

With proper care, sealants last for many years, but our dental team will check them regularly and make sure that the seal is still intact.

How do fissure sealants work?

The sealant is a smooth, protective barrier that covers all the little grooves and dips in the surface of the tooth.

Who do I ask about the treatment?

To discover more about the treatment, ask our dental team in Gosnells. They will tell you if fissure sealants will help your teeth, and if it is the right time to do it.

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Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Address: 8/2328 Albany Hwy, Gosnells, WA 6110

Phone: (08) 6594 1531

Emergency: 0410 716 110

Email: info@smiledentalstudios.com.au

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