Myton Park
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Myton Park Dental Centre

Fissure Sealant

A sealant is a coating of plastic applied to back teeth (the molars and premolars) in order to protect them from decay.

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Reasons for sealing teeth

Fissure sealant creates a protective layer which stops food and germs from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth, where they could cause decay.

When the dentist examines your teeth, they will look for pits and fissures in the back teeth. The dentist will then advise you which teeth, if any, would benefit from an application of sealant.

The sealing process

Applying sealant to a tooth is a quick and painless process, taking just a few minutes for each tooth. First of all, the dentist will clean the tooth thoroughly. Then a special solution is applied to the tooth to prepare it. Once this is dry, the dentist will apply liquid sealant, using a blue-light to harden it to the surface of the tooth. Bacteria and food will be unable to penetrate this seal, ensuring the tooth is protected from decay.

Fissure sealants normally last for many years, but the dentist will check them regularly to ensure the seal is intact. They will wear down over time, and may occasionally need to be resealed or replaced in order to prevent decay occurring under the sealant.

Fissure Sealant ensures...

  • A totally painless procedure
  • No needle is required
  • Extreme durability
  • Prevention of decay or fillings
  • Prevention of complex treatment
  • Prevention of pain
  • Maximum longevity
  • Peace of mind!

NHS Orthodontics

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Children’s Dentistry

We take special care of children and aim to make their visit instructive and fun with the rest of the family for routine care from the earliest age.

Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienists carry out procedures such as: scaling teeth polishing teeth applying topical fluoride and fissure sealants.

Dental Therapist

A dental therapist is the member of our dental team who provides preventative and restorative dental care, usually for children and adolescents.

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Ingleby Barwick
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