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Fissure Sealants

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(03) 5278 2666

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21 Princes Highway, Norlane, VIC 3214

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Fissure Sealants Norlane Geelong

Prevent plaque and tooth decay in the back molars with fissure sealants provided by your trusted Norlane dentist.

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

The sealant is commonly applied to the grooves, known as fissures, and pits of the back molars.

These are the 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

Fissure Sealant Application

Fissure sealant application is a simple procedure that can be performed by your Norlane 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.

After Care

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

Sealed teeth do not require changes to home hygiene habits or changes in diet. 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 in Norlane Geelong

Prevention is always better than cure.

At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we provide preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring, including fissure sealants.

Fissure Sealants in Norlane Geelong

For more information about fissure sealants in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

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 hardened with 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 Norlane. 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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