What is a fissure sealant treatment and when is it needed?
What is a fissure sealant?
Fissure sealants are plastic or resin coatings painted on the grooves of the back teeth and forming a protective layer, to prevent food and bacteria from entering sticking and creating a cavity. They should be applied to your child’s permanent molars as soon as possible after the eruption, but can also be applied to the baby teeth to increase their durability.
Applying fissure sealants on children is one of the mildest procedures for the little ones – they won’t feel a thing. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and the sealant is applied. All molars can be done with one visit to the clinic.
Dr Carmen Colomar
(Restorative, cosmetic, and paediatric dentistry)
Dr Carmen Colomar qualified from Universitat de Barcelona in 2005 where she also completed successfully a Masters Degree in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation.
After four years dedicated to private general dentistry in Spain, she moved to the UK. It was then that she developed a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry. Dr Colomar has continued to extend her knowledge and skills with postgraduate courses and seminars, and she is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
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