Shellharbour City Dental provides you with a full range of dental treatment options and gives you the information you need to enable you to make the best possible decision about your dental needs, or emergency dental treatment
Some teeth will naturally have pits, groves or crevices that create an area that traps plaque and is at higher risk than usual of forming a hole in the tooth. If an area such as this is evident then your dentist may recommend a fissure sealant. This is a process to seal or cover the defect in the tooth so that it is less likely to trap plaque and food debris and as such reduce the risk of developing a hole in the area. Fissure sealants are a simple process that just requires the tooth to be cleaned or lightly prepared prior to the application of the preventative sealant onto the tooth surface.