When we apply a dental sealant, we paint a plastic coating on top of your teeth. This makes your teeth smooth getting rid of the deep grooves which are prone to trapping food and bacteria. It is essentially a protective coating against tooth decay and cavities.
The most common place for sealants is on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (premolars and molars). Children with dental insurance typically will have coverage for sealants but we encourage any patient that has a high cavity risk to consider having them placed as a protective measure.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (614) 254-5116 if you have any questions about sealants.