Fissure Sealants

 

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Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are highly recommended for younger and adolescent patients who have just developed new adult molar teeth. Fissure sealants fill in the pits and fissures of teeth, protecting the teeth from tooth decay. 

tooth with deep pit and fissure before sealant

Picture 1. This shows a molar tooth with a pit and deep fissure.

Food, debris and bacteria can erode the fissure and lead to tooth decay.

tooth with fissure sealant

Picture 2. This shows a molar tooth with a completed

fissure sealant.

Fissure  sealants come in either white or clear. Picture

shown on the left shows a white fissure sealant has been

placed. White fissure sealants allow the dentist to quickly

visually establish how much of the fissure sealant has

eroded.

Clear fissure sealant has the advantage of allowing the

dentist to visually determine if decay has started under

a fissure sealant. 

 Both clear and white fissure sealants are available at

Gleaming Dental.

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Picture 3. If a deep pit and fissure in a molar tooth is left

without a fissure sealant food, debris and bacteria can

erode the fissure, leading to decay that continues down

into the softer, dentine area of the tooth. Once the decay

has reached dentine, it has a free rein to continue to erode

the tooth. 

No amount of brushing or rinsing will stop further tooth

decay at this stage and dentist intervention is required to

prevent the decay from inevitably reaching the nerve and

causing the dreaded toothache. 

If you are interested the long term health of your teeth and want to fissure sealants placed on your teeth, call Gleaming Dental Hunters Hill on 02 9817 5302 for an appointment.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

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Map of Gleaming Dental - Hunters Hill

Our Address

Unit 6/53-55 Gladesville Rd,

Hunters Hill 2110, NSW

Opening Hours

Monday - 9am to 2pm

Tues, Wed & Fri - 9am to 5:30pm

Thurs, Sat & Sun - By appointment only

Our Location

Gleaming Dental Surgery - Hunters Hill is located 20mins west of Sydney. Our dental practice is within a 10 minute drive of the following suburbs, Gladesville, Lane Cove, Boronia Park, Linley Point, Putney, Drummoyne, Huntleys Point & Woolwich. 

Our dental surgery is infirm person and wheelchair accessible. Off-street visitor's parking is available for patients in Pitt St, Hunters Hill.