There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of sealants on children’s teeth. However, the average cost of sealants is between $35 and $60 per tooth. Sealants are important for children because they protect the part of the tooth that is most vulnerable to decay and cavities.
Keep reading to learn what factors affect the cost of sealants.
A sealant is a thin coating made of plastic that is placed into the pits of a tooth (the grooves on top that help with chewing). These pits are estimated to account for 90% of tooth decay in children.
A sealant is different than a filling in that a filling is a corrective measure installed after a cavity has already formed while a sealant is installed to prevent a cavity from forming in the first place. Sealants typically last anywhere from three to 10 years.
There are a few things that can determine the cost of sealants for children, including:
Maintenance and repairs—Sometimes, the cost of sealants will include the cost of any required maintenance or repairs within a certain amount of time after installation.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to have sealants installed on your child’s teeth, contact your local Kool Smiles today. We gladly accept Medicaid at every location along with a wide range of state-sponsored insurance programs.
At Kool Smiles, we aim to provide quality and affordable dental care for children of all ages. Make an appointment with our experienced dentists today.
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