Pit and Fissure sealants – ALUX DENTAL Hyderabad, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Our services include preventive procedures along with therapeutic services. Pit and ﬁssure sealants are noninvasive, a safe preventive procedure that can protect your teeth from decay. The anatomy of back teeth in our mouth is composed of deep grooves and trenches.
These difﬁcult-to-clean narrow spaces often harbour bacteria and provide a suitable niche for plaque formation and growth of bacteria leading to dental decay. This deep ﬁssure are often inaccessible with the bristles of a toothbrush and even the best of oral hygiene care cannot combat dental caries in certain cases.
What are the pit and ﬁssure sealants?
Pit and ﬁssure sealants are dental cement that the dentist places on polished teeth over deep grooves and pits present on the occlusal surfaces of the teeth. These are usually ﬂuoride releasing cement that prevents the demineralisation that occurs during decay by acting as a reservoir of minerals that ensures continuous mineralization of the enamel surfaces.
The sealants physically ﬁll up these narrow areas, sealing them from food, debris and bacteria. Thus they make the tooth less vulnerable to decay. Glass Ionomer cements (GIC) and Fluoride releasing composites are generally used as sealants. At ALUX DENTAL we use Ultra seal XT Hydro and Dyract Flow, two of the most recommended pit & ﬁssure sealants by Reality Aesthetics.
How long do Pit and Fissure sealants last?
Pit and ﬁssure sealants can last up to 10 years. Regular checkups are recommended as these sealants may wear away or break in some areas will require touch-ups. Pit and ﬁssure sealants protect the occlusal surfaces of teeth. The areas in between two teeth and the sides of your teeth facing the tongue and cheek are still vulnerable to decay and must not be overlooked.
Are dental sealants recommended for every patient?
Dental sealants are highly advised in children as oral health care tends to get neglected in younger individuals. They may not possess the ﬁne motor skills for adequate brushing. They also tend to have a diet, rich in sticky, hard, processed foods that can easily settle in deep ﬁssures and pits and is difﬁcult to remove.
Some individuals congenitally have deep pits and ﬁssures that make them more prone to caries than others. In such individuals pit and ﬁssure sealants can reduce the risk of caries by 80% Consult our Pedodontist at ALUX DENTAL for professional guidance on whether pit and ﬁssure sealant are recommended for your teeth and if they can beneﬁt you.
How are the pit and ﬁssure sealants applied?
The dentist will ﬁrst clean and polish your teeth. The back teeth are isolated and kept dry during this procedure. An etchant and bonding agent is applied. A Light is shined in your teeth to set these agents. Finally, the cement is placed into surfaces followed by the light. The cement is then polished if required. The dentist may ask you to refrain from consuming hard, sticky foods and colouring agents following this procedure for up to 72 hours.
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