Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a dental treatment that is used to protect the teeth from decay. They are a thin, resin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) to seal the grooves (fissures) and pits that are found on these surfaces.

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Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants

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Preventive dentistry services cover a wide range of procedures to maintain and improve your oral health and interventions for issues.

The practice covers core procedures from diagnostics and preventive interventions to complete recovery from any oral health issue.

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Check-ups are a basic but valuable service that you need for preventive oral care. You cannot simply self-check because a dentist will have professional tools.


During your regular visits to the dental clinic, you should also see the hygienist for your hygiene cleans, as well as your dentist who will give you solid, professional advice on how to maintain a healthy mouth.


During your regular check-up or when you call for an emergency appointment, your dentist will see if you need treatment and do it as early as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fissure sealants are not permanent and they may wear away or become damaged over time. They typically last for several years, but their longevity depends on the wear and tear of the tooth and the oral hygiene of the patient. Regular dental check-ups are necessary to evaluate the condition of the sealants and to reapply them if necessary.

Fissure sealants are typically recommended for children and young adults as they are more likely to have deep grooves in their molars that are harder to clean and more prone to decay. However, adults can also benefit from fissure sealants if they have deep grooves in their molars and are at a higher risk of tooth decay.

The procedure for applying fissure sealants is typically done by a dentist or dental hygienist, and it typically takes just a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is first cleaned, and then an acid solution is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth to roughen it. This helps the sealant to bond better to the tooth. The sealant, which is typically made of a plastic material, is then applied to the tooth and hardened using a special light.

Fissure sealants are generally considered safe and have minimal risks when applied by a qualified and licensed dental professional. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require drilling or anesthesia.

The procedure for applying fissure sealants is typically painless. Some patients may experience slight sensitivity or discomfort during or after the procedure, but this usually subsides quickly.

Yes, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth normally after the fissure sealants are applied. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to help prolong the life of the sealants.

They are not suitable for everyone and may not be recommended for patients who have deep fissures or pits in their teeth or a history of tooth decay. It’s important to consult with a dentist to determine if fissure sealants are the right option for you and your oral health needs.

It is recommended to schedule a follow-up appointment with the dentist to check the condition of the fissure sealants and ensure they are still effective. These appointments can be included in regular dental check-ups.

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