Dental sealants protect your mouth from decay and prevent the need for dental fillings
Wish you could avoid fillings? Now you can with dental sealants. Dental sealants are a great preventive treatment that can help eliminate the need for fillings later in life! This is because our dental sealants at Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney are of the highest quality and applied with superior precision and expertise, and are specially designed to help protect the teeth from decay.
Why would I need a dental sealant?
Often the biting surface of adult molars can host deep grooves or ‘fissures’, of which food can become stuck and heighten the risk of decay. Dental sealants are a preventive technique that uses a thin protective layer of a special dental solution to coat and even out the chewing surface of a tooth to protect your enamel from decay. This dental material then hardens to form a strong, durable and protective coating to ensure your teeth are less susceptible to decay.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants are very effective in helping patients maintain the health and integrity of their smiles. Their main benefits include:
- Evening out the chewing surface of the teeth for decreased risk of decay
- Can be colour-matched to the shade of your smile for total subtlety
- This treatment is generally used for children and adolescents but can also benefit adults!
- They are long lasting – one dental sealant has the potential to last up to 10 years!
Sealants are one of the most effective forms of preventive dentistry available to you
Sealants are an excellent way to reduce the need for fillings and more expensive treatment that may be required to repair the damage from cavities in the future. They are also virtually invisible, as they use a very discreet clear, white or slightly tinted colour to match your enamel. With good care, our high quality sealants usually last from 5 to 10 years.
If you are unsure as to whether dental sealants are the right choice for you or your children, Dr Ironside is happy to assess your condition and make a recommendation. He can also discuss in depth the benefits of dental sealants and how they may help you avoid dental fillings. At Ironside Advanced Dental we believe in creating an educational experience for all our patients, and understand that prevention is always better than a cure!