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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.
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.
- 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.
- Teeth are cleaned and dried thoroughly, as food particles and saliva can prevent the sealant from sticking to the tooth.
- The tooth surface is rinsed with an acid gel or a chemical solution, to ensure that the sealant sticks to the tooth.
- An adhesive is applied below the sealant.
- The sealant is applied.
- Depending on the type of sealant to be applied, a strong light may be used to cure the material.
- The liquid sealant forms a strong barrier on the tooth surface.
- The bite is inspected, and excess material is polished.
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 at Norlane Dental Surgery
Prevention is always better than cure.
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we provide preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring, including fissure sealants.
We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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