CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY

Fissure Sealants

When your child begins to get their adult back teeth, their pre molars and molars, we will talk to you about fissure sealants. These sealants consist of a very thin layer of resin, similar to the composite resin used to fill teeth and the purpose of fissure sealants is to fill in all the grooves and fissures on the chewing surfaces of these teeth.

These grooves and fissures help to grind up food but can often be quite deep and tricky to brush thoroughly. As a result these tooth surfaces are prone towards developing cavities. Using fissures sealants will seal these teeth, creating a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. The sealant is very thin and will not interfere with their bite and it is virtually invisible.

The application process is straightforward as the sealant is painted onto clean tooth surfaces and soon hardens. This treatment is only suitable for teeth that don’t have any cavities or fillings which is why we recommend application soon after the adult teeth have erupted.

Coastal Smiles Dee Why is located at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099. You can contact us on (02) 9971 8992.