What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin, coating which is painted to the chewing surfaces on the back teeth which are the premolars and molars. This coating quickly bonds to the grooves and depressions of the teeth which forms a protective layer over the enamel of the tooth.
When are dental sealants applied?
A dental sealant is applied when the first permanent molars have completely come in which is usually between the ages of 6 and 8.
Are dental sealants covered by dental insurance?
Each insurance plan varies; however, the majority do cover dental sealants as a preventative service. Dental sealants are relatively inexpensive, much less than a filling.
Have more questions? Ask your hygienist and Dr. Ohlsson today about the benefits of dental sealants and if they are right for your child.