Dental Sealants in Baton Rouge, LA
Dental sealants are clear, protective coatings that are painted over the top of molars. Once hardened, they can prevent decay-causing bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the teeth for anywhere from five to ten years. To learn more about dental sealants and schedule your next visit, please contact us!Contact Us
Are dental sealants noticeable?
Patients are sometimes concerned that their sealants will be noticeable to others or hard to eat with. The truth is, dental sealants are completely clear and ultra-thin, and they act like invisible barriers between teeth and harmful bacteria. In fact, some patients actually forget that they even have sealants on their teeth! During your routine dental visits, we will examine your sealants as well as your teeth and gums to make sure that they are still in good shape. When they begin to look worn down, we will let you know, and you can choose to have them removed and replaced with new sealants.
At what age can kids get dental sealants?
Dental sealants are placed over molars, and the first set of molars don’t typically grow in until around age six. If your child is around this age and you want them to get sealants, we’d be happy to add them to their treatment plan when their molars have fully come in. The second set of molars usually erupts from the gums around age 12, and a second set of sealants can be placed over these as well. While sealants are often known as a preventive treatment for kids, they can be utilized by patients of all ages.
Are dental sealants expensive?
Dental sealants are often covered for children with dental insurance, and many dental plans offer at least partial coverage, even for adults. If you or your child are not covered for sealants by your dental benefits, dental sealants are still a relatively inexpensive preventive treatment, especially when their effectiveness and longevity are taken into consideration. In addition to dental insurance, our office also accepts most major debit and credit cards and payment plans through CareCredit®. For questions or concerns regarding the cost of your care, please contact us.Contact Us