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Fissure sealants and dental filling treatments are designed to prevent tooth decay and restore missing tooth structures.
Fissure sealants are a white or clear dental material, similar to a white tooth filling, placed in the pits and fissures of a tooth. Fissure sealants provide a barrier against bacteria that can cause plaque.
A dental restoration (or dental filling) is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structures resulting from caries or external trauma.
Fissure sealants are applied to the permanent molars of children (and occasionally adults) as early as possible following tooth eruption. The treatment is completed in one visit by the dentist and the process is usually quick and easy, taking only a few minutes per tooth.
The dentist prepares the tooth by thoroughly cleaning and preparing the pits and fissures of the tooth with a special solution. The tooth is then dried, and the sealant is applied and allowed to set hard – usually by shining a blue light onto it.
The dentist will determine whether you need a filling and discuss treatment options with you. The dentist may also take an x-ray to determine the extent of the damage or decay.
Local anesthetic is usually required for a dental filling; the dentist will administer this. The dentist will remove the decay or damaged area using special dental instruments.
The dentist will place the filling in the affected area using dental materials agreed by the dentist and the patient.
No, you do not need to have a referral for fissure sealant & filling treatment.
|Fissure sealant/minimally invasive restoration:||£95-£120|
|Composite restorations:||From £120 (small) and from £295 (large)|
|Composite build-ups:||£350 per tooth|
A skilled and experienced dentist.
No preparation is required before this treatment.
You may need to have local anaesthetic during your appointment so we advise that you eat something before your visit as your mouth may be numb for a few hours afterwards.
Following your restoration, it is important that you take care of it. Fillings and fissure sealants are strong but they are still susceptible to damage.
Yes, a friend or family member may attend the appointment with you.