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the Price of Dental Sealants

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 70
Jun 2007
Chula Vista, CA
Having sealant applied to molars  more... close row
$ 175
Mar 2008
Blaine, MN
Daughter's four molars sealed  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2006
Dublin, OH
Sealants for starter cavities   more... close row
$ 85
Oct 2006
Camano Island, WA
Dental sealants for son's molars  more... close row
$ 68
Nov 2008
Eau claire, WI
Dental sealants reapplied to two molars  more... close row
$ 250
Sep 2008
St. Joseph, MN
Dental sealants for nine year old  more... close row
$ 140
Jul 2008
orlando, florida
Daughter received sealants on four teeth  more... close row
$ 29
Mar 2007
Boiling Springs, SC
Sealants applied by traveling dentist  more... close row
$ 70
Jun 2007
San Bernardino, CA
Sealant for two molars  more... close row
$ 2800
Jul 2008
Farmington hills, Michigan
Pediatric sealants slightly more difficult than adult sealants  more... close row
$ 329
Feb 2008
Conyers,Ga
Dental sealants for four teeth  more... close row
$ 40
Jan 2008
Dayton, Oh
Sealant for eight-year-old's molars  more... close row

Description of service

I had our dentist put dental sealants on my eight-year-old's permanent back teeth - a total of four. This service took about twenty minutes to a half hour and was a fairly simple proceedure. The $40.00 price listed above is per tooth, not the total for the service.


Review of Service

My family (extended members included) has used the same dentist for over thirty years. When I was a child, dental sealants didn't exist. This advancement is a worthwhile service in my opinion. The sealant is placed on the tooth in the form of a liquid and it seeps down into the cracks of those back teeth. It is then hardened with the use of a special light. The intent is to minimize if not eliminate cavities in the back teeth, where children sometimes have a difficult time brushing and flossing.

While I did think the price per tooth seemed rather steep, when I calculated the cost of filling a cavity combined with the destruction it causes a natural tooth, the sealants seemed worth the cost.

My son has only had one checkup and cleaning since the sealants were put on and I was pleased to learn there were no cavities.


Tips

If you decide to get dental sealants for your child, be sure your dentist has experience with this service. While the actual dentist won't perform the service, it wouldn't be worth it if it were an experimental proceedure. Also be sure to follow the directions regarding time lapsing between the sealants being put on and eating, drinking, chewing gum, etc. to make sure you get the most out of your child's sealants.


$ 150
Mar 2007
lake jackson tx
Sealant which will need to be reapplied  more... close row