COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY DENTAL PATIENTS
VALUE SMILES, AFFORDABLE DENTIST OF LITHIA SPRINGS AND DOUGLASVILLE, GA
1. WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS AND WHY SHOULD I GET THEM?
Dental sealants are a plastic coating that adheres to the biting surface of pre-molar and molar teeth. This is considered a preventative service by most dental insurances and is covered at 100%. However, there is usually an age limit and frequency limitation. Our Lithia Spring dentists at Value Smiles recommends them for children and adults as long as the tooth is completely erupted.
If a sealant is done properly it can last for years and years. Sealants were designed to fill the creases in the chewing surface to protect the common areas that plaque hides and causes tooth decay. Due to the effectiveness of patients with sealants develop fewer cavities than patients without them dental insurances have begun to cover the procedure at any age. [Read more…]