Fillings & Sealants

Fillings and sealants help minimize the impact of tooth decay and restore your teeth to their natural state.

Tooth Fillings and Sealants in Katy, TX

At South Peek Dental Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile. Our team uses the latest techniques and materials in our fillings and sealants services to fix and prevent cavities and ensure long-lasting dental health and a brighter smile for years to come. 

Illustration of a dental filling being placed
  • How do cavity fillings work?

    Cavity fillings repair the damage caused by tooth decay and stop it from spreading. The dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cavity with a material that restores the tooth’s shape and function. This treatment repairs your tooth and prevents further decay by sealing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria might enter.

  • What types of filling materials are available?

    We offer a variety of filling materials depending on the severity of the cavity, the location, and your insurance coverage. Your dentist will work with you to determine which of these materials are best for your situation.

    • Composite Resins
    • Porcelain
    • Amalgam
    • Gold Fillings
  • Should I have tooth sensitivity after a filling?

    It is normal to experience some sensitivity to pressure, air, sweet foods, or cold and hot temperatures after a filling. An over-the-counter pain reliever should help address this. Discomfort should decrease on its own over a few weeks. However, contacting our office is vital if sensitivity persists to ensure no deeper issue is at play.

  • How long does a dental sealant last?

    Dental sealants can last for many years if adequately cared for. They protect the enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants are especially beneficial for children and teenagers whose eating habits might put them at risk for cavities. Regular dental check-ups allow us to monitor the sealants and reapply them if necessary.

  • Who qualifies for dental sealants?

    Sealants are most effective in preventing decay in the molars and premolars. They are ideally suited for children and teenagers because their new permanent teeth are more prone to cavities. However, adults without fillings or decay can also benefit from sealants as a preventive measure to help maintain dental health.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about fillings and sealants, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

South Peek Dental Care

6356 S Peek Rd #700
Katy, TX 77450
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Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (By Appointment)
Sunday: Closed



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