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Dental Crowns

A broken, decayed, or infected tooth can cause serious discomfort, and may eventually need extraction if left untreated.

Dr. Justin Schlaikjer can restore your oral health and relieve discomfort with dental crown treatment. 

Learn about the benefits of getting a dental crown at our St. Louis, MO, practice...

3 Benefits of Dental Crowns

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Tried and True Treatment

Crowns have been used in dental treatment for hundreds of years. Modern dental crown treatment is virtually painless, and one of the most trusted solutions for a wide range of conditions.

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Natural-Looking Enhancement

A crown protects your tooth while blending in seamlessly with your smile. Our high-quality crowns are custom-designed from premium materials like porcelain that provide durable protection and natural-looking aesthetics.

3

Long-Lasting Results

Well-made dental crowns are highly durable, often lasting a decade or longer before needing replacement. Our porcelain crowns are also stain-resistant, keeping their beautiful shade of white throughout their lifespan. 

A Closer Look at Treatment

A dental crown is a cap that encases a tooth and protects the tooth structure. The tooth is reshaped to make room for the crown, allowing the restoration to blend in with your smile. 

Why Choose Dr. Schlaikjer?

For the past decade, Dr. Schlaikjer has provided patients of all ages with top-of-the-line cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. We are committed to giving you quality care without breaking your budget. Not only do we accept a wide range of insurances, but we offer low-interest flexible financing to give you access to the highest quality procedures.

If you are searching for a qualified professional for your dental crown treatment, look no further. Set up an appointment with Dr. Schlaikjer today. You can reach our St. Louis, MO, practice today online or by calling:

(314) 729-7840

Justin M Schlaikjer DDS
Our practice provides St. Louis County and the greater metropolitan area with advanced dental services.

"We Are So Thankful to Have Found Dr. Schlaikjer!"

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Chris Elbring

2020

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Dr Schlaikjer is very skilled and it is apparent when you are in his care. Always felt comfortable. Gum graft went super well and exceeded expectations. This sort of stuff is never fun, but if I had to get periodontal work again, I know where I would go.

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Courtney EurekaSmile

2020

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My son was involved in a car accident and had to have gum grafting. Dr Schlaikjer and his team were very informative, professional and went out of their way to make my son and I feel comfortable and important. They are very personable and easy to talk to. My son has had great results with his procedure and we are so thankful to have found Dr. Schlaikjer!

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The Implant Advantage

Implant-supported crowns are a replacement for an entire tooth, compared to the cap of a traditional crown. Dental implants have significant advantages over traditional methods of restorative dentistry. Unlike dental prosthetics that rest on top of the gum line, implants are placed within the jaw to restore the underlying tooth roots. This not only creates a stable foundation for a dental restoration but helps you maintain healthy oral structures. Ask our dentist about implant-supported crowns at your next dental appointment to learn more. 

Is Dental Crown Treatment Painful?

Patients often assume dental crown treatment will be painful. In reality, the procedure is done under anesthesia and causes very minimal discomfort, if any at all. Our St. Louis practice uses the latest techniques in dentistry to provide the most efficient and gentle treatment possible. And if there is anything we can do to improve your comfort, please ask, and our friendly team will be happy to accommodate you. 

What to Expect During the Procedure

Take a closer look at the process for dental crown treatment at our St. Louis office.
Our crowns are custom-designed from premium materials like porcelain that provide durable protection and natural-looking aesthetics.

Day of Procedure

Our crowns are custom-designed from premium materials like porcelain that provide durable protection and natural-looking aesthetics.

Dental Exam

You will first meet with our St. Louis dentist for a comprehensive exam to assess your oral health. If we determine you need a crown, we will go over your options and create a personalized treatment plan. 

Initial Treatments

We will begin by treating any underlying health concerns like decay or infection. This may involve a root canal to remove bacteria from deep within the tooth structure.

Preparation

Next, our dentist will prepare your tooth for the crown by reshaping the tooth structure. Then we will take impressions of your teeth and create a blueprint for your permanent crown to fit your precise specifications. 

Temporary Crown

Crowns made from porcelain and other premium materials are handled by specially trained technicians at our partner lab. Production typically takes a week or two. In the meantime, our dentist will place a temporary crown over your tooth for protection.

Dental Restoration

When your porcelain dental crown is ready, you will return to our office for the last step of the procedure. Our dentist will remove the temporary crown and inspect the custom-made version against your tooth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure an optimal fit. Finally, our dentist will bond the permanent crown to the tooth with special dental cement and cure it under UV light.

"I Highly Recommend His Services. Top Notch!"

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Ronald Wunsch

2021

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I was referred by my dentist who gave Dr S a rave review. After a thorough examination it was determined that my bone had to be built up to, accommodate an implant. It was a difficult task but Dr S handled it with expertise, compassion and an explanation of each and every procedure before he began. After major oral surgery he sent me home with his cell phone number to call if I was in pain. I have the utmost confidence in dr S and encourage anyone needing a Periodontist to go to him.

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Patti Redel

July 17, 20XX

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First time I have gone to Dr. Schlaikjer. I can’t say enough about the professional, caring work he and his staff do. The entire team, from Danyell, to Natasha, Ashley and Dr. Schlaikjer took the time to meet with me, explain everything as they went along and calmed my nerves.

I highly recommend his services. Top notch!

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Justin Schlaikjer, DDS

Dr. Justin Schlaikjer provides personalized periodontal care to help his patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. He is dedicated to the highest level of care: 

  • Uses state-of-the-art technology
  • Takes his time with each patient
  • Focuses on patient education
  • Offers flexible financing options

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (314) 729-7840.

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