What are dental sealants?
Sealants are a protective varnish that is placed to protect the deep grooves in your back teeth. These grooves are hiding places that allow bacteria to accumulate and cause tooth decay. The sealant eliminates the hiding place and works to prevent cavities.
Who should have sealants placed?
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we encourage all adults and children to have your back teeth properly sealed. Sealants can prevent the kind of decay that starts in the deep grooves of back teeth, and we believe if you keep your teeth properly sealed, you will eliminate your risk for this kind of tooth decay. Adults are just as prone to tooth decay as children are, and this inexpensive procedure will help avoid much more expensive problems in the future.
Does insurance cover sealants?
Most insurance companies will reimburse for sealants placed on permanent molars in patients who are under the age of 14. Additionally flex-spending accounts and health savings accounts (FSA and HSA) usually reimburse for this procedure. At Atlanta Dental Spa, we will do a complimentary benefits check to see if your insurance company may cover your expenses.