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Fissure Sealant

Our experienced dental professionals use advanced techniques and materials to ensure that the fissure sealant treatment is comfortable and effective.

What Is Fissure Sealant?

Fissure sealant is a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) to prevent tooth decay.

It is a plastic resin material that is bonded onto the grooves and fissures of the teeth, creating a barrier against food particles and bacteria that can cause cavities.

How Is Fissure Sealant Applied?

Fissure sealant is a quick and straightforward procedure that can be done during a routine dental check-up.

To help ease your nerves before getting the procedure, it is best to know how it goes. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the steps involved:

Cleaning and drying the teeth

The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried to ensure that the sealant will adhere properly to the tooth surface.

Applying an acidic solution

A mild acidic solution is applied to the surface of the tooth to create a rough surface that will help the sealant bond to the tooth.

Rinsing and drying the tooth

The acidic solution is rinsed off and the tooth is dried again.

Applying the sealant

The sealant is applied to the tooth surface with a small brush or applicator, and allowed to flow into the grooves and fissures of the tooth.

Curing the sealant

The sealant is then cured, or hardened, using a special light that activates the bonding agent in the sealant.

Checking the bite

The dentist will check the patient’s bite to ensure that the sealant has been applied evenly and is not interfering with the natural bite.

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Why Having Fissure Sealant With Us Is The Right Choice

With a team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals who specialise in preventative dental treatments, we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and materials to perform fissure sealant procedures, ensuring that our patients receive the most effective and durable sealants to protect their teeth.

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How Much Does Fissure Sealant Cost?

Typically, fissure sealants are a cost-effective preventive treatment when compared to more intricate dental procedures. The price usually falls within the range of $30 to $60 per tooth.

It is worth mentioning that certain dental insurance plans may cover fissure sealants as a preventive measure, particularly for children. Nevertheless, coverage can vary, and it is recommended to confirm with your dental insurance provider to ascertain whether the procedure is included in your plan.

For a precise cost estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with us to explore the most suitable options for covering the expenses.

Frequently asked questions

We get a lot of questions regarding Fissure Sealant from patients, so we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions to address these concerns.

Who can get fissure sealants?

Fissure sealants are recommended for children and teenagers who have recently developed their permanent teeth. Adults who are at a high risk of developing tooth decay can also benefit from this treatment.

Is the process of getting fissure sealants painful?

No, getting fissure sealants is a painless and non-invasive procedure. The teeth are cleaned and dried before the sealant is applied, and the process does not require any drilling or injections.

How long do fissure sealants last?

Fissure sealants can last for several years, but they may need to be replaced over time.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the longevity of the sealants.

Are there any side effects of getting fissure sealants?

There are no known side effects of getting fissure sealants. However, some patients may experience slight sensitivity or discomfort immediately after the sealant is applied, but this usually goes away within a few days.

Can I eat and drink immediately after getting fissure sealants?

Yes, you can eat and drink immediately after getting fissure sealants. However, it is recommended to avoid eating hard or sticky foods that can damage the sealants within the first 24 hours.

What our clients say

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First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

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My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

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I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

Totes recommend, 10/10!

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I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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