At Advance Dental, we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. With decay one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK, we’re keen to promote preventative services like fissure sealant.
What is fissure sealant?
Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative measure, which is often encouraged for children. It involves placing a seal over the teeth to prevent food and bacteria getting stuck in the tiny fissures and cracks on the tooth surface. By creating a barrier, you can protect the teeth from decay and reduce the risk of cavities forming. In most cases, this treatment is used to protect the molars, which are located at the back of the mouth.
Fissure sealant treatment is simple, quick and safe. The treatment simply involves applying the sealant to the teeth and then hardening it using a curing light. The result is a protective shield, which helps to boost oral health and keep your teeth in check.
Fissure sealant treatment takes a matter of minutes and there is no pain involved.
How long do sealants last?
Sealants last for many years. If you have sealants on your teeth, your dentist will check them every time you have a routine dental check to ensure that they are still in good condition. If the sealant does become worn, it’s possible to reseal the tooth to prolong the results.
If you’re interested in preventive measures and you’d like to find out more about fissure sealants, our dentists will be happy to help.