Dentist on Collins Dr. Richard D Skinner - Dental Surgeon Melbourne
Preventative fissure sealants are tooth coloured resin sealants applied to the tops of healthy teeth to prevent decay. Decay can form in pits and deep grooves in the teeth that are too small to clean with a tooth brush. Usually no drilling or injections are required for this simple procedure which takes place after your teeth have been given a scale and clean by your dentist.
How long do they last ?
As with everything else in your mouth fissure sealants will be checked and maintained by your dentist each time you visit for a periodic examination and a scale and clean.
Do they work ?
Yes they do because they stop sticky foods from accumulating in the deep fissures of the tooth enamel therefore preventing the decay process from starting. However they do not replace the need of practicing dental hygiene, they are another step towards optimal dental health. What better insurance for your teeth and your wallet?