Fissure Sealants Overview
Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from tooth decay.
It is a material coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth, creating a smooth surface that is easy to clean. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth.
Most tooth decay in children occurs in the back teeth. Typically they are placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through. As long as the sealants remain adhered to the tooth, cavities can be prevented. Although sealants do wear naturally and may become damaged over time, they have the potential to remain effective for five years or longer, despite the heavy pressures endured by teeth during chewing each day.
We have prepared some answers to questions that we are frequently asked about Fissure Sealants below.
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