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Fissure Sealants Port Macquarie

Fissure sealants are applied to teeth that act as a barrier against bacteria that cause plaque. They help prevent tooth decay and cavities from developing on teeth.

These are usually applied to the deep grooves and pits of the back molars – the common areas for cavities in the teeth. The procedure can be conducted by your Port Macquarie dentist.

Factors for getting fissure sealants include patients with:

  • History of cavities
  • Deep pits and fissures
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Signs of dental cavities
  • Poor plaque control
  • Tooth enamel defects
  • Orthodontic appliances

Fissure Sealant Application Procedure

Teeth are cleaned well, as food particles and saliva can prevent the sealant from adhering properly to the tooth.

  1. The surfaces of the tooth is rinsed with a gel or solution to make sure the sealant bonds to the tooth properly.
  2. An adhesive is applied under the sealant.
  3. The sealant is applied to the tooth.
  4. Depending on the type of sealant applied, a specialised light may be used to cure the material.
  5. The bite is checked, and excess material is polished away.

Fissure Sealant At-Home Care

Your dentist at Port Macquarie Dental Centre recommends check-ups every six months so that tooth decay or sealant loss can be tracked.

Teeth that are applied with fissure sealants don’t necessarily need any routine changes or changes in diet.

Although sealants help prevent tooth decay on the molar teeth, you still need to brush and floss teeth thoroughly to avoid the factors that can cause them.

Fissure Sealants in Port Macquarie

At Port Macquarie Dental Centre, we provide a wide range of dental services that will help you maintain your oral health condition and prevent dental issues, including fissure sealants.

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which teeth should be sealed?
Fissure sealants are applied to the teeth, which have pits and fissures on their biting surfaces where cavities often occur.
Is it painful?
No, the whole process is totally pain-free.
Do sealants last?
With proper care, sealants can last for several years. Our dental team in Port Macquarie will check them during your appointment and make sure that the sealants are still in good condition.
How do fissure sealants work?
Fissure sealants cover all the little grooves in the surface of the tooth. They help prevent tooth decay by forming a protective layer on your tooth.
Who do I get treatment from?
To know more about fissure sealants, ask your Port Macquarie dentist.

We will let you know if fissure sealants are best for you, and if it is about time to receive them.

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