At Katy Dental Experts in Katy, TX, we are dedicated to helping our patients maintain a healthy smile and protect them from dental complications such as tooth decay. For this reason, we recommend that our patients receive dental sealants. This easy, comfortable procedure can be finished in just minutes and can help make cleaning your teeth easier.
At our Katy dental office, we offer tooth-colored sealants which are plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Tooth sealant treatment does not require drilling or any removal of tooth structure and is extremely quick and comfortable.
If you’d like dental sealants for you or a loved one they can be easily applied after a routine oral examination and dental cleaning. The sealant will be painted onto the teeth, and within a few minutes, the dental sealant will harden, forming a protective barrier.
The majority of our patients’ teeth are not completely smooth or flat and have grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces. These depressions can be the perfect environment for debris and bacteria which a toothbrush can’t reach. As the debris and bacteria sit in these depressions, it begins to cause decay and even cavities. Our dental sealants can seal these areas, making it impossible for debris to get trapped, and allowing you to properly brush your teeth.
Patients that opt to not have tooth sealants on their teeth may be at a greater risk for decay and cavities, resulting in costly dental treatments such as fillings, crowns and occasionally even root canals or tooth extractions.
Want to make sure you or your loved ones’ teeth are protected as possible? Contact our Katy dental office today to schedule your appointment for tooth sealants.
Dr Jeffrey Chu received his B.A degree in Accounting from University of California Santa Barbara. After working as a financial analyst for a few years, he realized he enjoys working and interacting with people directly. He chose to pursue dentistry and earned his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 2005.