Fissure Seals

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Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied to the grooves, known as fissures, and pits of the back molars. They help to prevent food from emerging into the grooves which can cause decay.

What is a fissure sealant?

A fissure sealant is done using a tooth coloured material and is a quick procedure done by our dentist.

It is recommended that for some patients (usually patients with deep fissures) to get a fissure sealant at an early stage to prevent decay. At 6 years of age we get our first set of molar teeth, therefore from this age you can get this preventative treatment.

A fissure sealant will usually fall off after about 6 months, as it is only a thin layer that will usually start to wear down after time. Therefore, it is a good idea to visit the dentist every 6 months for your routine check up, as the dentist can check the condition of the sealant. Even if a sealant only last 6 months or even years, if it comes out it can still be re applied.

FAQ's & useful info about Fissure Seals

Fissure Sealants are usually performed on molar teeth, but can also be applied on any tooth that has a pit or fissure.

Good news! Fissure Sealants are generally painless as it is a non invasive procedure.

Our team are gentle and apply the utmost of care while performing the treatment for you and your family.

There are 2 materials that dentists will generally use for a fissure sealant:

GIC – Glass Ionomer Cement

Tooth coloured plastic fillings
Easy to apply, fairly basic procedure
A little weaker than other options however
Highly tolerant to water/liquid
Best for temporary situations and fixes


Tooth coloured acrylic
More complex to apply, however much stronger and will last longer
Not as water/liquid tolerant
Best for permanent applications

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