Fissure sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of your teeth. They are applied in a simple, preventative procedure in which a tooth coloured coating is painted on tooth surfaces.
As the name implies, dental sealants effectively “seal” the deep grooves of the teeth, acting as a barrier protecting the enamel from food debris, plaque and acid. Fissure sealant is a painless procedure that helps protect your smile for a lifetime.
The Benefits of Fissure Sealants
Sealants are a plastic resin that bonds to the deep grooves of the teeth. Once the depressed areas are sealed, the grooves of your teeth become smoother and less likely to harbour plaque. In addition, sealants make brushing easier and more effective in fighting tooth decay.
Today, fissure sealants are not only applied to children’s teeth as a preventative measure against decay, but to those of adults as well. Each person has particular need and your dentist at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim will recommend fissure sealants on a case-to-case basis.
Additional benefits of sealants include:
- Reduces the development of tooth decay between 90% to 100%
- Ideal for patients suffering from frequent dry mouth
- Helps avoid stresses and expenses due to various dental problems
- Close match to the colour of your teeth, therefore barely noticeable
- The dentist will apply an adhesive to the teeth
- The liquid sealant is then applied over the adhesive, as though it is being painted right onto the grooves.
- The liquid will harden and create a protective barrier over your tooth
Fissure sealants generally last from 3 to 5 years. With proper care and installation, a dental sealant can provide the protection you need from decay and cavities.
Protect Your Teeth with Fissure Sealants at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
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