Fissure sealants are a very thin plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars (back teeth). This protects these surfaces against tooth decay by sealing out bacteria, while the coating is thin enough not to interfere with chewing.
Your molars and premolars are more vulnerable to cavities due to the way they are constructed.
These surfaces can have deep fissures to chew food more effectively, but can also harbour bacteria.
As a result it is easy for cavities to develop.
No, and treatment doesn’t even need a local anaesthetic.
It can be completed during one easy visit to our dental clinic, and you will be able to eat and drink normally straight away.
Your teeth will be prepared before the sealant is painted on and hardened with a special light.
Your dental sealants should last for many years before they need repairing or replacing.
Their condition will be checked at each regular examination with our Greensborough dentist.
No, dental sealants can only be used on teeth that are healthy without any cavities or filings.
We provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area