Fissure Sealants & Mouthguards

Fissure sealants are a simple and effective coating applied to the newly erupted adult teeth to protect the deep grooves from decay and prevent more extensive treatment..

Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are protective coatings bonded to the deep grooves of newly erupted adult teeth to prevent them from decaying. In adult molars, the grooves on the chewing surface of the teeth are too deep for toothbrush bristles to reach. Food particles and sugars can be trapped in the deepest parts of the groove and provide the fuel for acid producing bacteria to create holes. The adult first molars are the most commonly filled teeth due to decay!

In the mid-1960s, Drs. Michael Buonocore and E. I. Cueto introduced the first commercial sealant. The dental sealant has been stated as one of the most significant advances in modern dentistry. This simple, yet innovative, idea acts as a barrier preventing acid and bacteria from resting in pit and fissures destroying enamel.

The chewing surfaces of the teeth are cleaned, then prepared for resin to be flowed into the fissures (deep grooves). The resin is set by a special light which means the procedure only takes a matter of minutes per tooth. They are usually made from tooth coloured resin. There is no needles or pain involved in the treatment, and it is relatively inexpensive compared to a filling!

Sealants last many years, but may chip or wear over time and need to be replaced. We will check on your sealants at each regular visit to ensure they are doing their job!

At Pymble Dental Practice we use high quality resins in order to get the most life out of every treatment, including something as simple as a fissure sealant.

Why You Need Mouthguards?

Dentist fitted mouthguards have been shown to reduce tooth damage as well as concussion when compared to store bought mouthguards.

Mouthguards are essential for any contact sport and recommended in most other ball sports especially rugby, soccer, hockey, touch football, softball and most other sports popular around the Northern suburbs schools and clubs.

Each sport might require a different thickness or design which with consultation with us can be designed to be both maximally effective and comfortable.

Rugby mouthguards for instance are double laminated; whereas a soccer mouthguard may only be a single layer.

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Benefits of a Dentist fitted mouthguard:

In order to properly fit a mouthguard an upper and lower mould of the teeth are taken, and sometimes a bite record. This is so it can be properly balanced and there is less force transmitted to the brain!

In order to make a mouthguard, a 15 minute appointment is required to take a mould of the upper and lower teeth, as well as to choose a pattern and colour! They usually take less than a week to be made.

Benefits of a Dentist fitted mouthguard:

In order to properly fit a mouthguard an upper and lower mould of the teeth are taken, and sometimes a bite record. This is so it can be properly balanced and there is less force transmitted to the brain!

It will take about a week for the mouthguard to be made!

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