Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants at Albany Creek Dental: Preventive Care for Healthy Smiles

At Albany Creek Dental, we are committed to preventive care that helps protect your teeth from decay before it starts. Fissure sealants are a key part of this preventive approach, offering a simple, effective solution to safeguard your molars and premolars from cavities. Ideal for both children and adults, fissure sealants provide a protective barrier against the bacteria and food particles that contribute to tooth decay.


Understanding Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a clear or tooth-coloured resin coating applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. These areas are prone to decay due to the deep grooves and fissures that can trap food and bacteria. By sealing these crevices, fissure sealants create a smooth, cleanable surface, significantly reducing the risk of cavities.


The Benefits of Fissure Sealants

  • Effective Decay Prevention: Sealants have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of decay in the protected teeth.
  • Easy and Pain-Free Application: The process is quick, non-invasive, and painless, taking only a few minutes per tooth.
  • Long-Term Protection: Once applied, fissure sealants can protect the teeth for many years, though they should be checked regularly during dental visits for wear and tear.
  • Cost-Effective: By preventing cavities, fissure sealants save the cost and discomfort of dealing with tooth decay and fillings later on.

Ideal Candidates for Fissure Sealants

While fissure sealants are beneficial for patients of all ages, they are particularly recommended for:

Children and Teenagers: As soon as the permanent molars and premolars come in, sealing these teeth can protect them through the most cavity-prone years.
Adults at Risk for Decay: Adults with deep grooves in their molars that remain free of fillings or decay can also benefit from sealants.


The Fissure Sealant Procedure at Albany Creek Dental

Preparation: The tooth is cleaned thoroughly to remove any food particles or plaque.
Drying and Isolation: The tooth is dried, and a protective shield is placed around it to keep it dry.
Application: The sealant material is then applied directly to the enamel surface of the tooth, filling the fissures and grooves.
Curing: A special light is used to harden the sealant, bonding it securely to the tooth.
Evaluation: Your dentist will check the sealant’s placement and ensure it’s properly bonded to the tooth surface.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Fissure sealants are a proactive step towards maintaining a healthy, cavity-free smile. Whether you’re considering sealants for your child’s newly emerged adult teeth or for your own molars, Albany Creek Dental is here to provide expert care and advice. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how fissure sealants can contribute to your oral health regimen.










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