Sealants are clear or shaded resin coatings placed on the deep grooves and pits of teeth to protect against decay.
Sealants can be applied easily without the use of local anesthesia. After the tooth surface is cleaned and dried, the sealant is allowed to flow into the grooves and hardened with a special light. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.
Sealants can last many years if maintained properly with good oral hygiene and avoidance of biting on hard objects.
We will check your child’s sealants periodically and recommend replacement or repair when necessary.
Most insurances cover sealants. However, some of them limit their application based on the child’s age and tooth to be covered. You can discuss coverage with one of our staff members to benefit from this treatment approach.