Here at Tarneit Dental Care, we believe prevention is always better than cure. While we provide a wide range of dental restorations to fix existing issues, our specialist dentists also offer fissure sealants and other forward-thinking preventative solutions. Fissure sealants are made from a plastic material that’s placed in the pits and fissures of individual teeth in order to prevent tooth decay before it gets out of hand.
How do fissure sealants work?
Fissure sealants act much like a shield, protecting your teeth from bacteria that are likely to settle in the pits of the chewing surface. While sealants can be applied to any of your teeth, they’re particularly common in molars and premolars where grooves and fissures are more likely to have developed. Rather than waiting for the pits to get wider and deeper over time, fissure sealants are an affordable and safe way to protect your teeth before decay becomes an issue.
How long do fissure sealants last?
Like many things in dentistry, fissure sealants have evolved over recent years due to advances in the materials used. The sealants themselves will normally last for many years, although they can wear out over time and require replacing in some situations. While they can be applied at any time and are completely painless to install, fissure sealants are often placed during childhood when the early signs of pitting and decay are first recognised. Looking after the sealants is easy, with regular brushing and flossing made much easier due to the flat surface created.
Residents from all across Melbourne including suburbs Point Cook, Caroline Springs, Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Tarneit, Williams Landing, Werribee, Wyndham Vale & more, can contact us for qualified and affordable dental services.