What is a sealant in dentistry?
Just so, is dental sealant necessary?
Dental sealant isn't a necessary cavity preventing treatment for all children, dental experts say. It doesn't need to be applied to all back teeth. And it can't be applied on a smooth surface, so sealant won't prevent cavities from forming between teeth, even if the surface of the teeth have been sealed.
Likewise, how long do sealants last on your teeth? 10 years
In this way, what is dental sealant made of?
It's called a sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth.
How much do sealants cost?
The average tooth sealant cost is between $30 and $40 per tooth, and what's more, some of the dental sealant cost may be covered by your insurance plan.