Fissure Sealants for Children

Prevent Tooth Decay and Cavities

Children’s teeth are prone to decay and cavities, even with a good diet and proper oral hygiene but especially so if they consume too many sugars or lack good oral hygiene. Your child may require fissure sealant treatment to create a barrier between the crevices of their back teeth (molars) which protects against cavities and tooth decay. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When are fissure sealants normally required for children?

Fissure sealants are usually needed for children whose permanent molars have just grown and who may be prone to cavities and/or tooth decay. The age range for fissure sealants is around 6 to 8 years until adolescence. 

Q: How long does it take to apply fissure sealants?

It normally takes a few minutes per tooth to apply fissure sealants. The resin material is then cured with a blue light and takes one to two days to fully form to the contours of the molar. 

Q: Are fillings the same as fissure sealants?

Fillings are not the same as fissure sealants. Fillings are normally required for adults and require anaesthetic and an X-Ray, whereas fissure sealants are resin barriers normally used in children to protect against tooth decay and cavities in their molars.

Come to Bandon Dental for Child Fissure Sealants

The child-friendly team of dentists and dental hygienists at Bandon Dental provide a wide range of child dentistry services, including the application of fissure sealants to protect your child’s teeth during development.

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