Dental Sealants

FAQs about Sealants

Q: What are dental sealants?
A: Dental sealants are a thin, clear, plastic resin that the dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth. The sealant protects the tooth from getting a cavity by shielding against bacteria and plaque. Sealants are most commonly placed on children’s permanent back teeth because they are more prone to cavities. Most insurance companies pay for sealants on children’s teeth.

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