Dental sealants are a plastic material applied to the back surfaces of the teeth to help prevent cavities. Should children get dental sealants? Dental sealants are important for children since they protect the top surface of the molars where pits and fissures are more prevalent and are susceptible to bacteria by getting trapped in the pits and fissures of the tooth which leads to the onset of cavities. The plastic material / dental sealant covers the top surface area of the molar. Your dentist needs to be consulted before you have any dental work done on children to ensure they are receiving the proper dental health care.
What are the costs of dental sealants? Dental sealants cost approximately $25-$49 per tooth but this can vary depending upon the geographic area in which you live in and the type of dentist you visit.
Do dental insurance plans cover dental sealants? Some dental insurance plans do cover a percentage of the dental sealant procedure. Coverage depends upon the type of policy you purchased, the coverage limitations, co-insurance, policy waiting periods and deductibles.