Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. These coatings form a protective layer that prevents food and bacteria becoming stuck in these grooves, which would cause tooth decay.
Fissure Sealants generally last for many years; however we recommend you organise regular check-ups with your dentist to make sure the seal stays in tact and doesn’t wear away over time. In some cases the sealant may need to be added to or replaced to prevent any decay starting underneath it.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
Fissue Sealants are usually quick and easy, needing only a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The sealant is then applied and allowed to set hard – usually by shining a blue light onto it.
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Watch Our Fissure Sealants Video
Tiny cracks appear in back teeth as they grow. Food particles often become lodged. Fissure sealant is applied in droplet form. The sealant is hardened using a bright light protecting against tooth decay.