Fissure Sealant Dental, Kota Kinabalu

What are Dental Fissure Sealants

What Are Fissure Sealants?

A fissure sealant is a type of sealant that is used to fill in the grooves or pits in your teeth, known as fissures. Fissure sealants are typically made of a plastic material and are applied by your dental practitioner. The sealant forms a protective layer over the tooth’s surface, which helps to prevent tooth decay. Fissure sealants are painless and easy to apply, and they can last for many years.

 

When Might Someone Need Fissure Sealants?

A fissure sealant is a resin material that is placed into the deep grooves (fissures) on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars). Fissure sealants are used to prevent tooth decay. The grooves on the biting surfaces of molar teeth can be very deep and difficult to clean. Food and bacteria can get trapped in these grooves and cause tooth decay. Sealants act as a barrier, protecting the tooth from bacteria and food particles.

Your dentist may recommend sealants for children and adults who have deep fissures on their molars. Sealants are also recommended for people who are at high risk for tooth decay, such as those with a history of cavities or poor oral hygiene. Sealants are most effective when they are placed on teeth that do not yet have decay.

 

What Are The Benefits And Risks Of Fissure Sealants?

Fissure sealants are a type of dental sealant used to prevent tooth decay. They are usually applied to the deep grooves (or fissures) on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars). Fissure sealants fill in these grooves and protect them from plaque and bacteria.

There are many benefits to using fissure sealants. They can help to prevent tooth decay, and they make it easier to brush your teeth. Fissure sealants can also protect your teeth from staining and wear.

There are some risks associated with fissure sealants. If they are not applied properly, they can come loose and allow bacteria and plaque to enter the tooth. This can lead to tooth decay. It is important to brush your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for regular checkups to ensure that your fissure sealants are still effective.

 

What Happens During A Dental Fissure Sealants Procedure?

A dental fissure sealant is a painless procedure that takes a few minutes and can help prevent cavities. Sealants are applied to the deep grooves or pits in the tooth surface, which are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. The anaesthetic used during the procedure numbs the tooth so that the patient feels no pain. The dental practitioner will then apply the sealant material to the groove or pit and allow it to harden. This will create a barrier that will prevent food and bacteria from getting into the deep grooves and causing cavities.

 

What To Expect After A Dental Fissure Sealants Procedure

After a dental fissure sealant procedure, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting the dentist for checkups. The sealant will protect the tooth from decay, but it is still important to brush and floss to remove plaque and bacteria.

 

How Long Do Sealants Last?

Sealants are a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – molars and premolars. Sealants fill in the tiny grooves (fissures) on these teeth, making it harder for plaque and food to get stuck in them. Fissure sealants can last for many years, but need to be checked during regular dental visits to make sure they are still intact and doing their job. Good oral hygiene habits – brushing, flossing and eating a healthy diet – are also important for keeping your teeth and sealants healthy.

Our Services

We offer everything from dental treatment to children treatment. Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll find the best treatment for you.

Dental Treatment

Dental Treatment

We provide all types of dental treatments, from general care to cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, from dental implants to tooth whitening.

Teeth Replacement

Teeth Replacement

We offer a complete range of dental services to help you get back your smile.

Braces

Braces

Our orthodontists are qualified and experienced to make you feel confident about your smile.

Children Treatment

Children Treatment

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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin Dentist Kota Kinabalu
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The Preferred Dentist at Kota Kinabalu

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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin, located in Likas, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, is one of the most recognized dental clinics in the region. With our skilled dentists and staff, we provide patients with top-quality dental care.
Our dentists possess the skills and experience you need. We care about your needs as a patient and we’re here to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

General Questions

Scaling are typically charged between RM100-RM200. We recommend getting it done every 6 months.
Whitenings typically cost RM999, the procedure usually takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface. Avoid strongly acidic foods or drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. If the pain continues, speak to our dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms.
You should wait at least 1 month for your gums to heal before it is ideal to take an impression of your mouth.
3 appointments are needed to before you can take your dentures home. Time between each appointment is about 1-2 weeks. On average it takes about 1 month or less from start to finish.
It is possible to add on extra ‘teeth’ to your dentures after an extraction. Your dentist will check evaluate your current denture first to see if it is suitable. Sometimes if your dentures are too old/ loose/ complicated design, your dentist may recommend making a new set of dentures.
Wisdom teeth usually erupts between ages 17 to 23. If you have had multiple episodes of pain, difficulty opening your mouth, swelling or even a fever. Your dentist will usually need to do a check up and an x-ray to plan for the next step. Please see your dentist if you are experiencing this.