Avoiding tooth decay will help you to keep your smile looking beautiful. When teeth become damaged by dental decay, the outer layers such as the enamel and dentine are the first to be affected. This is caused by the acids produced when you eat or drink sugars and decay is more likely to affect biting surfaces and areas in between the teeth. Whilst a tooth can usually be repaired with a white filling after it has partially decayed, a far better approach is to protect your teeth with a fissure sealant. Regular flossing, brushing and attending oral hygiene appointments are the best methods of protection for you teeth but our experienced dentists may also recommend fissure sealants.
Fissure sealants are a non-invasive dental treatment and helps to prevent teeth from further decay. The procedure is relatively straight forward and involves the application of a protective layer onto the biting surfaces of the back teeth. This layer creates a successful shield preventing food acid and bacteria from attacking the tooth.
Before we can recommend fissure sealants, our Edenfield Cosmetic & Dental Care team will need to assess the overall health of your mouth and check any issues you might be having with existing tooth decay. Fissure sealants is a pain free and preventative treatment and is carried out at our modern dental practice in Rochdale. The benefits of fissure sealants include:
Tooth decay affects most people at some point in their lives and can have a damaging impact. A daily commitment of routine brushing and flossing is essential backed up with regular dental hygiene and therapy visits. Fissure sealants can help reduce the risk of decay and add an additional layer of protection, but by looking after your teeth you will increase your chances of keeping a natural and long lasting smile.
We have listed some guide prices for preventative dental and cosmetic dentistry treatments on our fee page. For the latest fissure sealant costs please contact our reception team at Edenfield Cosmetic & Dental Care.
If you are concerned about tooth decay and wish to avoid dental fillings for yourself or your family, fissure sealants might be the right preventative treatment. Make an appointment today to discuss your options at our Rochdale dental surgery.