Fissure sealant

Children's

Fissure sealant

Fissure sealants prevents cavities by creating a smooth tooth surface in back teeth.


Fissure sealant benefits

Long lasting

Sealant lasts between three and five years, helping to prevent cavities forming.

Cavity prevention

Sealant creates a smoother tooth surface in back teeth to prevent food getting trapped.

Quick and painless application

The application is a quick, simple, painless procedure provided to children ages six and up.


What is Fissure sealant?

Dental sealants safeguard your child's molars by creating a smooth protective layer, preventing food entrapment, and reducing the risk of cavities. We can assess your child's suitability for sealants and monitor existing ones.

This treatment is typically applied around age six or seven. Sealants last three to five years, offering effective long-term cavity prevention, with replacements provided at 12 or 13 years. 

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How it works

1

Cleaning and isolation.

Teeth receiving sealant are thoroughly cleaned and dried.

2

Etching.

A solution is applied to tooth to create a rough surface, to which sealant can adhere.

3

Rinsing and drying.

Solution is rinsed, and tooth is dried to remove any moisture, essential for sealant to bond.

4

Sealant application.

Sealant is applied to pits and fissures of the tooth; a brush may be used for even coverage.

5

Curing.

A special light cures the sealant, ensuring the sealant forms a durable, protective layer.



A word from our patients

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