What Are Dental (Fissure) Sealants?
Almost 90% of tooth decay starts in the fissures (grooves on the tooth surface) on our teeth. The problem with these fissures or grooves is that they are often very narrow and deep and brushing them is not effective in removing all the plaque to create a clean plaque-free surface.
The plaque lies happily in these deep fissures carrying on with the decay process. The fissure soon starts to appear dark and eventually a small cavity will form. Dental sealant act as a 'glue' that seals the fissure areas to avoid plaque from entering these crevices and thus protecting the surface against tooth decay!
Watch video below to learn more about Dental Sealants in Tableview.
Dental Sealant Indications:
Sealants are placed as soon as the eruption of our back teeth happens. Children's teeth are mostly indicated, but any patient's teeth that have deep fissures and crevices on the biting surface where plaque can hide from brushing, can benefit. Medium-to-high caries risk patients almost always have to have their teeth sealed to eliminate all the hiding places where plaque bacteria colonized.
"Do not underestimate the effectiveness
of this preventative treatment!
Insist on having all your
child's back teeth sealed."
Dental Sealant Procedure:
No local anesthetic is needed and the procedure is painless. The tooth is polished with water and pumice and an acid etch is placed. The acid is washed off and the sealant that looks like white glue, gets put into these crevices to close them up. A smooth surface is left that prevents any plaque bacteria from entering the tooth.
Will Dental Sealants Really Benefit Me?
Yes! Fissure Sealants are 100% effective in preventing tooth decay. The sealant will protect the tooth from bacteria and cavities for as long as the sealant is intact. Sealants are easy to apply and:
- No injections are needed
- Fast and simple
- 100% effective in preventing tooth decay
Unsurprised Benefits to You:
- No more cavities
- No more tooth ache
- Avoid expensive fillings & dental crowns
- No root canal treatments
- Big cost saver in long term
- Dental sealants can help you keep your teeth a LIFE TIME
Watch a Video to Show You How It Works:
Dental sealants are probably the most effective direct way of preventing tooth decay! Watch below how it is done and make your booking today!