Fissure Sealing

Sealing up the gaps

At Smile Hawthorn, we have a strong focus on preventing dental diseases like decay.

Many teeth have deep, convoluted grooves and sealing them can reduce the chance of the tooth becomming decayed.

It is a simple, quick, painless and inexpensive way of minimsing the risk decay whilst making cleaning your teeth easier.

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Dr Andrew's Pro-Tip: Are fissure seals necessary?

Placing fissure seals is like painting over a deep paint scratch on a car.

There is a chance that nothing will happen if you don't paint the scratch or there is a chance that rust may set in and you will need a new car panel.

Similarly, you may not have any issues, but there is a possibility that without proper care and monitoring you may end up with a cavity and a more expensive filling.

Dr. Andrew will discuss the need for sealing deep grooves whilst considering your risk status for decay in your teeth.

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How fissure seals work?

Placing a Fissure seal

  • The tooth is cleaned
  • A surface preparation gel is placed and washed away
  • The sealant is flowed in the grooves
  • It is then set with a light
  • Minor adjustments are made for a comfortable bite

The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.