At Katy Smile Design, we provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Katy, TX. Both Dr. Catherine Wilder and Dr. Lauren Shepard aim to create a friendly environment in their office where patients can receive the treatment they need to enjoy optimal oral health and wellness. They work with patients as individuals to better understand their oral health needs and provide personalized care.
With years of extensive dental experience and continuing education courses, Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard are equipped to maintain your oral health and address any developing concerns.
Routine Dental Care
Routine dental care is the foundation of our Katy dental practice and the long-term health and stability of your smile. Maintaining the health of a growing and aging smile will also support your best quality of life and overall physical health and wellness.
We take a personal approach to help you avoid tooth decay. We take the time to discuss your overall health and lifestyle habits that can impact your oral health for individualized care and hygiene recommendations.
At regular dental appointments, our dental hygienists provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These treatments are especially important for our younger patients who are often more prone to cavities. Fluoride is applied to the tooth enamel to strengthen teeth and fight against harmful bacteria. Dental sealants are coatings that we apply to the teeth. They create a protective barrier around teeth in the back of the mouth, which are the most prone to cavities and decay.
Cosmetic and Restorative Care
Whether you have one or more missing teeth, damaged teeth, or infected teeth, our office can help. Our dental restorations and cosmetic treatments can be used for adolescents and adults. Dental bonding and Invisalign are treatments we offer for younger patients with damaged or crooked teeth. Tooth bonding is best for chips and cracks in the enamel as it uses a biocompatible material to add shape to the teeth. We also provide Invisalign for teens.
As we age, we are more prone to tooth damage, discoloration, and loss. Dental crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants are treatments that add strength, durability, and high-quality aesthetics to the smile. Our office is a judgment-free zone. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, or if you’re self-conscious about your smile, our dentists don’t mind. We are here to help.
Just like younger patients are more likely to get cavities, other kinds of dental problems are more prominent in certain age groups. For teens and young adults, both crooked teeth and wisdom teeth cause issues. Crooked teeth occur when the adult teeth are growing in and they don’t come in exactly right. There may be large gaps or teeth are cramped and overcrowded. Solutions like Invisalign help to bring back a balanced smile.
Wisdom teeth almost always cause issues. As human mouths have evolved, we don’t often have the space in our mouths for the extra set of molars. They can spur on cramped or crooked teeth if they’re able to erupt or if they come in at a strange angle. Wisdom teeth can also be impacted, stuck below the surface. With regular dental care, we monitor the state and growth of your wisdom teeth. We can recommend extraction before they cause more problems.
Seniors are more likely to have problems with discoloration or missing teeth. As we age, our teeth naturally discolor. The enamel layer on the outside thins, revealing the off-white dentin layer underneath. Certain lifestyle habits increase discoloration. If you smoke or regularly drink coffee or tea, your teeth will be stained by the chemicals in them. Professional teeth whitening services erase years of staining from your teeth.
Just like other parts of our body, age takes its toll on our teeth. That’s why seniors are more likely to suffer from missing teeth. Our office offers multiple solutions to replace missing teeth. Dental implants, bridges, or dentures replace one or more missing teeth. We personalize our care to ensure that you get the right solution for your unique needs.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Are you looking for a family dentist? Call Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard today at 281.843.9814. You may also request a dental appointment on our website. Please let our dental team know if you have any remaining questions about our services. They will be happy to help you get the answers you need.