Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants in Kippa Ring

When tooth decay starts to affect a tooth, it often enters via the grooves on the top of the teeth which are called "Fissures". Once decay goes through the fissures and enters deeper into the dentine of the tooth, the tooth becomes very dark in colour and a cavity occurs.

Here at KR Dental we can prevent early decay from becoming a cavity by performing a procedure called a Fissure Sealant. This involves thoroughly cleaning the stained fissures on the tooth and then placing a layer of protective plastic (Composite Resin) into the cleaned fissure to seal out the decay. Fissure Sealants are performed without the need for drilling the tooth and do not normally require any anaesthetic.

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