Fissure Sealants

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(03) 9749 1178

Office Location

1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

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info@sayersdental.com.au

Prevent plaque and tooth decay in the back molars using fissure sealants provided by your trusted Hoppers Crossing dentist.

Fissure sealants are clear composite resin, similar to white fillings. The sealants act as a barrier against bacteria that cause plaque. They help prevent tooth decay and cavities.

The sealant is commonly applied to the grooves, known as fissures, and pits of the back molars. These are the common areas for cavities in the teeth. The procedure can be conducted by your dentist, a dental hygienist, or an oral health therapist.

Factors for getting fissure sealants are individual to patients or teeth that are at high risk of dental caries.

This includes patients with:

  • A history of dental caries
  • Deep retentive pits and fissures
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Early signs of dental caries
  • Poor plaque control
  • Enamel defects, such as enamel hypoplasia
  • Orthodontic appliances

Fissure Sealant Application

Fissure sealant application is a simple procedure that can be performed by your Hoppers Crossing dentist.

  1. Teeth are cleaned and dried thoroughly, as food particles and saliva can prevent the sealant from sticking to the tooth.
  2. The tooth surface is rinsed with an acid gel or a chemical solution, to ensure that the sealant sticks to the tooth.
  3. An adhesive is applied below the sealant.
  4. The sealant is applied.
  5. Depending on the type of sealant to be applied, a strong light may be used to cure the material.
  6. The liquid sealant forms a strong barrier on the tooth surface.
  7. The bite is inspected, and excess material is polished away.

At-home Care

Your Hoppers Crossing dentist recommends check-ups twice a year so that tooth decay or sealant loss can be monitored.

Sealed teeth don’t necessarily need any routine changes at home or changes in one’s diet. Although fissure sealants help with decay prevention on molar teeth, especially, it is important to brush and floss teeth properly and avoid the factors that can lead to tooth decay.

Fissure Sealants at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants provides preventive dental care services, including fissure sealants, that help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring,.

Hoppers Crossing dentist also serves the local communities in Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale, Laverton, Laverton North, Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Point Cook, Seabrook, Sanctuary Lakes, and Alamanda.

For more information about preventive dentistry in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which teeth should be sealed?

Fissure sealants are applied to the back teeth – the molars and premolars. These teeth have pits and fissures on their biting surfaces where cavities often dwell.

What is involved in the fissure sealant application?

The process is usually fast and simple, taking only a few minutes for each tooth. The tooth is cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The sealant is applied, then hardened with a curing light.

Is it painful?

No, it is totally pain-free.

Will my sealants last?

With proper care, sealants last for several years, but our dental team in Hoppers Crossing will check them regularly and make sure that the seal is still intact.

How do fissure sealants work?

The sealant is a smooth, protective barrier that covers all the little grooves and dips in the surface of the tooth.

Who do I get treatment?

To discover more about the treatment, ask your trusted Hoppers Crossing dentist. We will tell you if fissure sealants will help your teeth, and if it is the right time to do it.

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CONTACT INFO

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

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