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Fissure Sealants

Paramount Dental Sydney recommend fissure sealants as a safe, painless way of protecting your child’s teeth from tooth decay.

A fissure sealant is a plastic coating which covers the chewing surfaces of your child’s back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Most tooth decay in children occurs in the back teeth.


Fissure Sealants
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Procedure of Applying a Fissure Sealant

Applying the fissure sealant is a very quick and straight forward procedure taking only a few minutes for each tooth. 

  • Our dentists at Paramount Dental Sydney will clean and prepare each tooth with a special solution.
  • We then dry the tooth with compressed air. 
  • A liquid is then applied and set hard using a special light. 
  • That’s it. The procedure is completely pain free.
     

Sealants usually last for many years, but your dentist will want to check them regularly to make sure that the seal is still intact. They can wear over time, and sometimes the dentist needs to add or replace some sealant to make sure that no decay can start underneath.


Fissure Sealants are Part of an Effective Dental Hygiene Program

Fissure sealants form a part of an overall dental hygiene program so please remember that children still have to brush their teeth twice a day. The sealed surfaces will be much easier to clean though. It’s also really important not to consume too many sugary foods and drinks especially at night.

Fissure sealants are recommended for children who are at higher risk of tooth decay but sealants are suitable for patients at any age who are at risk of tooth decay. Please contact our friendly dentists at Paramount Dental Sydney who personalise the service and care for every patient including your child.


COST

From $90 per tooth
Several factors can vary and increase the cost of treatment, including:

  • The position of tooth in the mouth
  • How many teeth require the procedure
  • The amount of nerves in the tooth
  • The degree of difficulty during the procedure
  • If decay or infection is worse than first thought; there are some things we cannot see until we take a look inside