Fissure Sealants Leichhardt
Fissure sealants are clear resin materials, similar to tooth-coloured fillings, applied to the teeth and act as a protective barrier against bacteria that cause plaque. They help prevent tooth decay and cavities.
They are usually applied on the deep grooves and pits of the back molars – the most common areas for cavities to occur in the teeth. The procedure can be conducted by your Leichhardt dentist.
Fissure Sealant Procedure
Fissure sealant application is a very simple procedure performed by your Leichhardt dentist.
Teeth are cleaned thoroughly, as food particles and saliva can prevent the sealant from sticking to the tooth.
- The surfaces of the tooth are rinsed with a solution to make sure the sealant bonds to the tooth properly.
- An adhesive is applied under the sealant.
- The sealant is applied onto the tooth.
- Depending on the type of the sealant to be applied, a specialised light may be used to cure the material.
- The bite is then checked, and excess material is polished away.
With proper care, fissure sealants can last for several years, but our dental team in Leichhardt will check them regularly during your appointment and make sure that the fissure sealants are still in place.
Fissure Sealant At-Home Care
Your dentist at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) recommends visiting for dental check-ups every six months so that tooth decay or sealant loss can be monitored.
Teeth that are applied with sealants don’t necessarily need any routine changes or changes in your diet.
Although fissure sealants help prevent tooth decay, you still need to brush and floss teeth properly to avoid the factors that may cause them.
Fissure Sealants in Leichhardt
At My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental), we provide a wide range of dental services that help you maintain an optimum oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring, such as fissure sealants.
To learn more about fissure sealants, ask your Leichhardt dentist.
We will let you know if fissure sealants are best for you, and if it is about time to receive them.
Request an appointment with your dentist in Leichhardt today.
We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.