As part of the natural design of our teeth, our back teeth have grooves or fissures to some degree.
Some of us have back teeth that have very deep grooves or fissures on the chewing surfaces. This makes the cleaning these teeth very difficult. making them more susceptible to a build-up of plaque or decay
Even with the finest bristles of a toothbrush and the best brushing technique, food particles and bacteria can still get in and if not removed over time can damage and possibly decay the tooth.
A fissure sealant is a great preventative measure to minimise dental decay at any age. It is a quick, non- invasive and painless treatment option that can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing decay.
A fissure sealant is a biocompatible plastic coating which is applied by the dentist to protect your teeth by sealing up these grooves on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
- Are a great preventative dental treatment for children who are still haven’t mastered the art of correct brushing
- Protect children’s and adults’ teeth from extensive dental treatment into the future.
If you are interested in further information regarding fissure sealants or wish to organise an assessment for your or a member of your family please contact our friendly team to arrange an appointment.