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Every person is different and has different dental needs that fall under the general dentistry umbrella. That’s where your Ballwin family dentist comes in! Dr. Kevin Postol and his team of trained and qualified hygienists are committed to providing you with some of the best dental care in Ballwin, Missouri. Your dental health and your smile deserve the best care around.
Our office is geared to provide you with what you need, when you need it, on a schedule that fits your life.
We understand that you are busy and that your dental health doesn’t always take the highest priority! But that is exactly why we are committed to working with you and your busy school, work, and “life” schedules. We will work with your schedule so you get the kind of quality dental care you deserve, even at an affordable rate!
We recommend that you visit the dentist for a regular examination every six months. Of course, this may vary from patient to patient and Dr. Postol may recommend additional examinations or treatments. Two regular dental checkups every year should keep your teeth healthy and free of cavities, dental decay, and potentially free of other serious dental issues. Even if you do have a cavity or other dental problem, a regular dental check up will make sure that the issue is taken care of before it turns into a larger, more expensive procedure.
When you visit us for a regular dental check up, you can expect to have dental x-rays taken, an in-depth tooth cleaning, a and a thorough examination where we will look for signs of cavities and gum disease. At the end of the routine dental exam, we will sit down to develop a personalized follow up treatment plan if need be.Be sure to bring up any health changes or dental concerns when at these appointments, and please be honest--we won’t judge!
Did you know that dental cavities can affect up to 91 percent of adults at some point in their lifetime? With numbers like that, it’s no wonder why Dr. Kevin Postol is one of the best family dentists in Ballwin for tooth colored fillings.
Instead of using the silver-colored fillings that can affect appearance (and your overall dental health) Dr. Kevin Postol specializes in tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings use a composite that matches the natural appearance of the tooth. Composite fillings can be created and applied in only one visit! Plus, they look and feel like a natural tooth.
Don’t wait to treat a cavity! Talk to Dr. Kevin Postol about your options when it comes to tooth colored fillings.
If an untreated dental cavity results in a root canal, our team is here to help you feel better! If you think you might need a root canal, give us a call. Typically symptoms include: sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when eating, or consistent pain in the jaw. We will work hard to find an appointment that works for you and your schedule. We’ll try to make it fast so you aren’t left in pain!
We always use local anesthesia when treating patients so no pain will be felt during the root canal procedure. Once numbed, Dr. Postol will remove infected pulp and clean the area. The aftercare is minimal (many patients report it’s similar to that of a dental filling) but you will likely have to return to our offices for your custom crown. If cared for correctly, the custom crown will keep your tooth healthy for years to come.
Do you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth? If your answer is yes, or if you are missing teeth due to periodontal disease, dental crowns may be the solution that you are looking for. A dental crown is a simple dental procedure that restores your tooth so it looks (and functions) just as it naturally would. There are a variety of dental patients who could possibly benefit from a dental crown. Talk to Dr. Postol if you think you might be one of them!
Dental bridges are often used to fill the gaps in teeth from injury or tooth loss. When supported via dental implants, bridges help keep teeth from “migrating” into the gaps; preventing further jaw bone loss, misaligned teeth, or problems with your bite. Dental bridges can help patients restore their natural bite, relieve stress on your natural teeth, and even restore your self confidence.
Whether you just need a dental cleaning or a full mouth restoration, Dr. Postol can help.
There are four different kinds of dental bridges and Dr. Kevin Postol will help you decide which is the correct treatment option for you. With Kevin Postol, you can rest assured knowing that your dental care plan is completely based on your own individual dental needs.
If you have multiple teeth missing due to a trauma or infection, dentures may be the best and most affordable option for you! Though it can take some time to make sure each denture fits your missing tooth perfectly, it will be worth it to have a functional smile! For most patients, the entire process takes about 5 different appointments, over the course of a month to a month and a half. Regardless of the long wait time, we are committed to making sure that you leave our offices after your final appointment feeling great about your new teeth!
We recommend that patients get frequent dental checkups to ensure that the dentures are fitting for you and your smile. Dr. Postol will recommend any changes in usage or care, should they be necessary.
If you have several teeth that are missing, broken, decayed or worn down, then a full mouth reconstruction could be your best option for restoring both the functionality and appearance of your mouth. During a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Postol carefully restores every tooth using some combination of crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, and dental implants.
When the reconstruction is complete and healing has taken place, you should be able to eat and speak much more easily, as well as enjoying a great-looking smile. The effects of a full mouth reconstruction can be life-changing, restoring functionality that had long since been lost due to decay or injury.
Tooth extraction is a process that is carried out when a tooth is too badly broken or decayed to be repaired using fillings and other dental restoration techniques. Extracting the tooth prevents decay from spreading to neighbouring teeth and can bring relief from toothache.
Dentists also carry out tooth extractions when there is significant crowding in the mouth. In this case, extracting one or more teeth can give the others more space and help to improve the alignment of the teeth remaining in the mouth. If you have been suffering from jaw pain or headaches as a result of dental crowding, then extraction could help to bring you relief.
Our dental team takes great care to make you as comfortable as possible during a tooth extraction. This includes the use of anesthetics and explaining to you exactly what to expect to reduce anxiety in the dental chair.
Inlays and onlays are alternatives to dental fillings and are typically used to repair larger cavities in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are typically made from porcelain, gold, or ceramic, creating an attractive appearance for the repaired tooth.
Before fitting an inlay, Dr. Postol carefully prepares the tooth by taking an impression of it. Our dental laboratory uses this impression to craft an inlay that perfectly fits the individual shape of your tooth. The shade of this inlay will closely match that of the surrounding tooth, creating a natural appearance for the repair.
Onlays are very similar to inlays, but the size of the restoration is slightly larger. Dr. Postol uses onlays to repair cavities that cover the central part of the chewing surface of a back tooth as well as one or more of the pointed parts of this kind of tooth. As with inlays, our dental laboratory creates onlays that perfectly match the individual shape and color of your tooth.
Once your inlay or onlay is in place, you should be able to use your tooth as normal for chewing and enjoying all your favorite foods.
When it comes to all things general dentistry, visit Dr. Kevin F. Postol for some of the best dental care in Ballwin, MO. With 24 years in the dental field, you can rest assured that you are being treated by one of the very best. If you are experiencing dental problems of any kind, contact us in Ballwin Missouri to make your consultation appointment today. It’s time to make your dental health a priority, and we can help!