What are fissure sealants?
Fissure sealants are bonded onto the vulnerable tooth surfaces protecting the fissures from acid attack. The treatment is carried out when your child reaches the age of 6 and again at 11 when the first and second adult molars come through.
When do I need Fissure Sealants?
You will be guided as to whether this would be an appropriate treatment for your child at the time of their examinations. When placed, we expect that the sealants will need some maintenance/replacement through your child’s developmental years to ensure that they are functioning optimally.
These treatments are applied as a matter of course if the child is on the membership plan or paying regularly for hygiene visits.
Can people of any age have Fissure Sealants?
Age needn’t stop you from protecting the vulnerable surfaces of your teeth as you can have sealants placed in adulthood. Commonly these are applied to wisdom teeth, which become stagnant at the back corners of the mouth.