Fissure Sealant

Fissures are the natural grooves on the biting surfaces of your teeth, especially the back molars. Sometimes, food and bacteria can get stuck in these tiny fissures, making it tricky to clean them properly. This can lead to tooth decay and, eventually, cavities. That’s where fissure sealants can protect them from plaque and decay.

What is a fissure sealant?

Fissure sealant is a protective coating designed to fill in those pits and grooves on your teeth. By doing so, it acts as a shield against plaque and decay, reducing the chances of bacteria sneaking into those spaces.

The procedure is quick, painless, and straightforward. We use a clear plastic material that flows into the fissures and then set it using a special dental light. Once the sealants are in place, they’re practically invisible when you talk or smile.

For the best results, it’s ideal to get these sealants within 18 months of your tooth erupting. That way, we can protect the new tooth before any bacteria get the chance to cause decay. While fissure sealants are commonly given to kids as their adult teeth come in, adults can benefit from this treatment too.

These sealants can last for several years, keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. And with fewer cavities, you’ll have a brighter, healthier smile that you can confidently show off!

Regular check-ups with us will ensure your sealants are in tip-top shape. Speak to our reception team and book an appointment with one of our dentists. We’re here to make sure your dental health is top-notch and that you and your family have a reason to smile brightly.