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Fissure Sealant

If you’re looking to protect your teeth from decay, especially those hard-to-reach back molars, our fissure sealant service is here for you.

What Are Dental Fissure Sealants?

Dental fissure sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent the development of cavities in the deep grooves and fissures of these teeth. These grooves can be challenging to clean effectively, making them prone to trapping food particles and bacteria that lead to decay.

When Might I Need Fissure Sealants?

Fissure sealants are typically recommended for children aged 6 or older and teenagers. This procedure is often performed shortly after teeth have erupted. Your dentist might suggest fissure sealants if your teeth have sizeable grooves or pits.

The reason behind this is that effectively cleaning deep fissures with regular brushing can be challenging, leading to food and plaque buildup. It’s important to note that not all children or teeth necessitate fissure sealants; the decision is made based on individual dental characteristics and needs.

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Long Lasting Dental Protection

Our dedicated team at Moorooka Dental Care consists of seasoned dental experts with a specialisation in preventive dental care, and our unwavering commitment is to deliver optimal results for our patients.

Using the latest technology and advanced materials, we conduct fissure sealant procedures with precision, guaranteeing our patients receive top-tier, long-lasting sealants that offer utmost protection for their teeth.

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What Happens During a Fissure Sealants Procedure?

During a dental fissure sealant procedure, the dentist follows a series of steps to apply a protective coating to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars:

Cleaning and Isolation

The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to ensure no debris or plaque is present in the grooves and fissures. It is then isolated using cotton rolls or a rubber dam to keep it dry during the procedure.

Etching

A gentle etching solution is applied to the tooth’s chewing surface. This solution creates a fine texture on the tooth, enhancing the bond between the tooth and the sealant material.

Rinsing and Drying

The etching solution is rinsed off, and the tooth is dried to prepare for sealant application.

Application and Curing

The dental fissure sealant, which is usually a liquid resin material, is carefully painted onto the prepared tooth surfaces. The sealant material flows into the grooves and fissures.

A special curing light is then used to harden the sealant material, transforming it into a durable protective layer.

Checking and Adjustments

The dentist checks the sealant’s placement and bite alignment. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure the sealant functions correctly.

Polishing

The tooth’s surface may be polished to ensure a smooth texture and proper bite.

Frequently asked questions

After having dental fissure sealants applied, it’s important to maintain regular oral hygiene practices and follow a few guidelines to ensure their effectiveness and longevity.

Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods for the first 24 hours to allow the sealants to fully bond. Continue your routine of brushing and flossing, ensuring thorough cleaning of all teeth surfaces. Regular dental check-ups are essential to monitor the condition of the sealants and address any issues promptly. If you notice any changes, such as chipping or wearing down of the sealant, contact your dentist.

Fissure sealants are a valuable investment in your oral health, and by adhering to proper care and maintenance, you can ensure they provide the intended protection for your teeth over time.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit 🙂

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.
 

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call our Dental Implants treatment team on (08) 9361 5544.