Dental Sealants in Seattle, WA
In addition to brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our office for professional teeth cleanings and dental exams, preventive treatments like dental sealants can provide your teeth with an extra layer of protection against cavities. Our team would be happy to discuss dental sealants with you to see if they would be a good option for you or your child. Contact our office today!
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants are completely clear and ultra-thin, so they do not change the way that the teeth look or feel in a noticeable way. In fact, some patients have sealants on their teeth that they’ve completely forgotten about! Applying sealants is also a quick and comfortable process that can be easily added to the end of a routine cleaning appointment. Of course, the biggest benefit of sealants is that they can prevent costly and invasive restorative dental treatments from becoming necessary, saving you time and money in the long run!
Who is a good candidate for dental sealants?
Virtually anyone who is interested in protecting their molars from harmful bacteria is a great candidate for dental sealants. They are often recommended for kids, as it’s easier for bad bacteria to collect in the grooves of their teeth, but they can be utilized by patients of all ages. The first set of permanent molars grow in around age six, which is when kids can receive their first set of sealants. The second set grows in around age twelve, which is when another set can be applied. We will let you know when you or your child need a new set of sealants placed.
Are dental sealants expensive?
Dental sealants are a relatively inexpensive preventive dental treatment. Many insurance plans offer full or partial coverage for dental sealants, especially for children. Our office also provides an in-house dental savers plan for uninsured or underinsured patients, which can help make additional dental services like dental sealants more budget-friendly. For questions or additional information regarding financing the cost of your care, please contact our office or visit our financial page.