Fissure Sealants

What are Fissure Sealants?

Tooth decay is a common dental problem. It can be painful and expensive. The worst part is that severe cavities can even cause tooth loss if not treated in time.
If you have children, then you’ve probably had to deal with the pain and expense of dental treatment for your kids at some point in time. It’s essential to ensure that they get regular dental check-ups to catch any dental problems early on.
The solution is easy! At Dentist Bicton, we offer affordable dental services, including fissure sealants that will help reduce damage to your child’s teeth while preventing cavities from forming. We have a wide range of treatment options, so all your needs are covered under one roof! Call us today. We can’t wait to help your child achieve healthy teeth!

The Benefits of A Fissure Sealants

Listed below are some of the benefits of fissure sealants:

1.)A barrier against plaque and food.

One of the primary benefits of dental sealants is that they can protect the enamel of your teeth 24 hours a day. Dental sealants provide a protective coating, preventing plaque and food from accumulating in difficult-to-reach areas of your back molars. Sealants assist in preventing more significant oral health problems such as cavities, root canals, and the need for crowns by sealing the pits and cracks in your teeth.

2.) No-pain application.

Dental sealants are pretty seamless to apply. Dental sealants are applied by brushing a liquid resin onto the biting surfaces of each tooth. After a few seconds, the resin dries, and the teeth can be washed. The procedure is painless and quick, which is one of the primary benefits of dental sealants.

3.) Additional support with your oral care routine.

Even with the most diligent brushing and flossing practice, you may be unable to reach all of the cracks and holes in your back teeth. Dental sealants function by preventing harmful foods and plaque from entering areas that are tough to reach and quite challenging to remove with brushing and flossing alone.

4.) Dental sealants are pretty durable.

Dental sealants can protect against cavities for up to five to ten years. During your routine yearly or semi-annual dental check-up, your dentist will inspect and care for your dental sealants. Dental sealants can become worn or chipped over time and should be evaluated.

5.) Dental sealants are easily repaired and maintained.

One of the main advantages of dental sealants is that they may be replaced if worn or damaged. Your dentist will apply an additional sealant as needed to ensure that you are adequately protected against cavities and tooth decay.

6.) Frequently, dental sealants are covered by insurance.

Due to the excellent protection dental sealants provide against cavities, many health insurance companies will pay for dental sealants.

Why choose Dentist Bicton for Fissure Sealants in Bicton, Western Australia?

You’re worried about your child’s teeth. Your child has a lot of cavities, and you want to do something about it before the problem gets worse.

Imagine never having to worry about cavities again! Our dentist can apply fissure sealants quickly during a routine check-up or cleaning appointment. The procedure is easy and only takes a few minutes per tooth.

At Dentist Bicton, we utilize cutting-edge technology to make sure we deliver high-quality dental care. Our goal is to fix problems and help build confidence in our patients by making them feel relaxed and at ease throughout their treatment process. Our friendly team has plenty of experience applying dental fissure sealants to children, so you can rest assured your child will receive safe and effective care when you visit us. Give your children happy and healthy smiles which they can enjoy!

Call us today at (08) 9438 2032 or book an appointment online now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The sealant creates a smooth, protective barrier covering all the narrow grooves and dips on the tooth’s surface. By providing a protective layer against bacteria that can lead to the development of harmful plaque, dental fissure sealants help lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities.

The application of fissure sealants is a quick and painless operation. It typically takes less than a minute per tooth and is less complicated than a cavity filling. There is no requirement for an anesthetic and, in most cases, no drilling.

Your dentist will:

  • Thoroughly clean and dry the teeth.
  • Prepare the tooth surface to ensure a strong adhesion between the sealant and the tooth.
  • Paint the liquid sealant onto the tooth surface, allowing it to seep into the deep grooves and holes.
  • Using a strong light to bond and solidify the sealant.
  • Examine your bite and remove any excess sealant.

You should continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual and maintain good oral hygiene. Cleaning your teeth will become easier as the brush will reach all chewing surfaces.

Sometimes, the sealant will fall off – this commonly occurs within six months. It is a good idea to visit the dentist regularly so that they may examine the sealant as part of your routine dental check-up. It will eventually wear down and will need to be reapplied.

Fissure sealants are usually installed as soon as the first permanent teeth develop. This is usually between the ages of 6 and 7. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear, which can be at any time between 11 and 14 years of age.

Fissure sealants cost around $40 to $90 per tooth.

Patients with low cavity risk can be candidates for fissure sealants. If the patient has many active cavities, they will not be a candidate since active cavities grow very fast. Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the pre-molar and molar teeth, children and teenagers are the most likely candidates for sealants. In some instances, sealants may be recommended for other teeth, including baby teeth, if they have deep pits and grooves. Adults who do not have fillings or decay on their back teeth may also be good candidates for fissure sealants. Every patient is different, and it is best to consult with your dentist about the possibility of fissure sealant application.

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