If your child has seen one of our dentists at Corner 32 Dental, it is most likely that you have heard about fissure sealants!
Fissure sealants are a fantastic preventative care treatment, aimed at protecting molar teeth from plaque and trapped food which can cause holes. It is prudent to fissure seal 6 year old molars as soon as they are fully erupted as most young children have much difficulty keeping these teeth clean, leaving them highly susceptible to tooth decay. Once a molar tooth already has decay, it is too late to place a fissure sealant. In teeth that have decay, a filling is required. The benefits of fissure sealants in adults are exactly the same and a valid and important treatment option.
Placement of a fissure sealant involves a few simple steps, and the process is completely painless as no drilling is required! The teeth to be sealed will simply be thoroughly cleaned, the tooth surface prepared for bonding of the sealant, and then the sealant placed. Quick, easy and highly recommended!