At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre, Sutton your dentist may advise fissure sealants to help prevent tooth decay. Fissure sealants are most commonly placed on first permanent molars which erupt between the ages of 6-7 years old. In Ireland, 80% of decay is located on the biting surfaces of teeth which sealants can help prevent. Your best dentist for fissure sealants in Dublin.
A fissure sealant is a varnish layer which is placed on the biting surface of at risk teeth. This varnish flows into the fissures and creates a shallower and smoother biting surface which is lower risk for experiencing food impaction or a plaque build up.
Sometimes your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic may recommend placing a fissure sealant on a tooth that has already begun to decay as this varnish will prevent further spread of the tooth decay.
Fissure sealants need to be checked by your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic at 6 monthly intervals as they’re only effective when they’re intact. Fissure sealants can be dislodged by sticky foods so re-application will be necessary by your dentist who is monitoring them freqently.