• Cosmetic Treatment
  • Keeping Healthy Teeth
  • Chidren's Dentals Visits
  • Denplan
Q What are sealants?

A sealant is a plastic coating, which is applied to the fissures (grooves) of the back teeth. Sealants are a way of protecting teeth from decay; they are widely used in both adult and children's teeth. The sealant forms a hard coating that prevents food and bacteria from getting into the fissures on the biting surfaces of teeth.


Q What is involved?

The treatment is straightforward taking only a few minutes per tooth. No anaesthetic is required. Each tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared with a special solution. The sealant is painted on the teeth and a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the material to form a protective barrier.


Q Is it painful?

No, it is pain free.


Q How long do they last?

Sealants may last for several years. It is important that your dentist checks them regularly to make sure they are still intact. They can wear down and may need replenishing or replacing.


Q When should this be done?

For children, Sealants are often applied when all of the permanent teeth have erupted usually between 11 and 14 years of age.
For Adults, they can be placed at any time as part of the treatment plan.

Surgery Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm
These times may vary

Please help by giving us 24 hours notice to cancel or change an appointment. Patients wishing to change or cancel Monday morning appointments must do so by 1.30 pm on the proceeding Friday. Call 01322 223927 Otherwise a charge will be incurred.
On weekdays, please telephone the practice on 01322 223927 before 9.00am so that we can arrange to see you on the same day. Patients who have an emergency outside normal hours should ring the surgery for information regarding emergency treatment.


The centre is easily accessible for the less able and for wheelchairs. We have a ground floor surgery and disabled toilet facilities.