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Dental Implants

Is a missing tooth hurting your self-confidence? Without proper treatment, missing teeth could also be hurting your oral and general health.

Dr. Justin M. Schlaikjer can replace missing teeth, improve your health, and restore your confidence with dental implants.

Why are dental implants such a popular tooth replacement option among our patients in St. Louis, MO?

... and Implants Are the Best Solution

Tooth loss is more common among adults than you might think. Missing teeth often cause patients to hide their smiles and feel embarrassed about the way they look. If your confidence is suffering because of a missing tooth or teeth, it's time to consider dental implants. 

3 Main Benefits of Dental Implants

Better Oral Health

One of the consequences of tooth loss is bone atrophy, which can lead to a sunken and aged facial appearance. By replacing the missing roots of a tooth, implants help you maintain a strong, healthy jawbone and protect your long-term oral health.

Maximum Stability 

Implants fuse to the jawbone and secure prosthetic replacement teeth with unparalleled stability. Unlike traditional dentures which rely on suction and adhesives, your implant-supported restoration will never slip out of place. 

Durable Results

Dr. Schlaikjer offers implants made from incredibly strong materials including medical-grade titanium and zirconia. As long as you practice good dental care and attend regular visits to the dentist, your implants can last a lifetime. 

So What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small posts designed to replace missing tooth roots. Once they are inserted into the jawbone, they fuse with the tissue and become a permanent part of your oral structures. When the site has completely healed, your dentist will attach abutments and your custom crown, bridge, or denture, giving you the appearance and function of natural teeth.

Why should you choose Dr. Schlaikjer as your implant dentist?

Advanced Personalized Care
With a Highly Trained Specialist

While other dentists often refer dental implant cases out to specialists, Dr. Schlaikjer focuses exclusively on dental implant placement and periodontal care. This specialization allows him to provide high-quality, personalized dentistry to every patient.

To continue providing patients with the most advanced level of dentistry, Dr. Schlaikjer is constantly participating in SPEAR study clubs and continuing education courses. SPEAR has the most established network of dental professionals committed to learning and enhancing advanced methods of dentistry. 

If you're considering dental implants, trust Dr. Schlaikjer and the committed team at our St. Louis, MO, practice. Request your consultation with us using our online form or by calling:

(314) 729-7840

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"There's no better place for implants!"

"I wish, I could give this place more than 5 stars! Can not thank them enough. No better place to go for a dental extraction and tooth implants. As good as it gets. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who is need of this type of service. I am very happy with my dental implants and I will be forever grateful! Mirsada Perkanovic, 5-Star Google Review

We Can Convert Your Existing Denture

Do you already have removable dentures? Are you frustrated with the noises, movement, and embarrassing moments that can happen as a result? An implant-supported denture looks more natural, stays in place, and helps keep your jawbone healthy and strong.  

If your denture is in good condition, we can often stabilize it using dental implants. Adjustments are made to the base of the denture to accommodate abutments and connect to your dental implants. You can speak with our dentist about this option during your consultation at our St. Louis dental practice.

We Provide the Most Advanced Implant Treatment With the Yomi Robotic System

At Dr. Schlaikjer's practice in St. Louis, MO, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve our techniques, standards of care, and overall patient experience. One of the exciting technologies that has helped us stay at the forefront of restorative dentistry is Yomi®, the first and only FDA-cleared robotic guidance system for implant dentistry.

Yomi is a revolutionary tool that makes implant surgery quicker and more precise than ever before. We're proud to be the first dental practice not just in the St. Louis area, but in the entire state of Missouri, to make this technology available to our patients. Take a closer look at the ways that Yomi has transformed the implant surgery process:

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Haptic Guidance

Yomi offers response cues that help Dr. Schlaikjer have a better feel for the implant placement procedure than ever before. Throughout surgery, Yomi will provide physical and auditory feedback to let Dr. Schlaikjer know that the titanium implant posts are entering the jaw at the exact angle that's best for the patient's unique facial anatomy while preventing over-drilling past the pre-planned depth. The result is unparalleled stability for both the implants and tooth restorations they support.

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Safety Standards

Implant placement is a delicate procedure, and Yomi helps surgeons ensure that surgery is going smoothly, safely, and effectively. When an implant reaches optimal depth in the jaw, Yomi will provide an audio cue to move no further. Yomi can also help reduce the risk of human error by physically preventing the surgeon from deviating from your predetermined treatment plan.

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Quicker Treatment

Yomi's precise planning eliminates the need for traditional surgical guides, which can take about a week to prepare. This means that many patients can immediately undergo the implant placement procedure. You'll experience greater efficiency during surgery as well. With Yomi, Dr. Schlaikjer can place a full arch of implants in 90 minutes or two full arches of implants in two and a half hours.

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Easier Recovery

Precise implant placement with Yomi means smaller gumline incisions that rarely need sutures to heal. While it will still take about four to six months for your implants to fuse with your jaw, the incisions in your gums can heal much more quickly than if your implants were placed using traditional methods. This equates to a smoother, more comfortable recovery process.

For the Very Finest in Implant Dentistry Visit Dr. Schlaikjer in St. Louis, MO

If you've made the life-changing decision to transform your smile with implants, you know that finding the right dentist is the most important part of your treatment journey.

For implant dentistry that's truly personalized for your unique treatment needs, trust Dr. Justin Schlaikjer. With the Yomi Robotic System, he can provide an unmatched quality of care to give you results that feel great and look completely natural.

Are you ready to explore how Dr. Schlaikjer can give you a complete smile with the most advanced technology in implant dentistry? Contact us online or call us to request a consultation.

(314) 729-7840

An Amazing Review for Our Practice in St. Louis

By far, the BEST experience I’ve ever had at a medical office. They treat their patients so well and give you their undivided attention. Dr. Schlaikjer was very informative and took his time, he was funny (as well as the staff), and I know I can trust him, which can be hard to find when it comes to healthcare. They truly, truly care about their patients, and I will definitely be back. Toni Brinker, 5-Star Google Review

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

It is important to understand that dental implants are more complex than traditional dental restorations. Patients will attend multiple appointments at our St. Louis practice or their general dentist's office over several months. You can generally expect these steps:
Dr. Schlaikjer offers sedation so you can relax throughout your procedure.
Dr. Schlaikjer offers sedation so you can relax throughout your procedure.

Consultation

We begin your treatment with a consultation to discuss your medical history, concerns, and goals. The doctor will also evaluate your teeth and jaw with high-tech X-rays and digital scans. If we find you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, then we will design your personalized treatment plan.

Planning Your Surgery

Before your implant surgery, Dr. Schlaikjer will use Yomi to plan the precise location for each implant. Yomi can ensure the posts are placed in optimal locations for stable, long-lasting results.

Implantation

We will start your surgery by administering an anesthetic and any additional sedation needed to ensure your comfort. Next, we will make small incisions in the gums and insert the implants into the jawbone. In some cases, we can place a temporary restoration during this appointment.

Osseointegration

Over the next four to six months, the implant posts will fuse with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. We will check up on your progress throughout this time to make sure the bone heals correctly. When your recovery is complete, you will attend another appointment to have abutments placed.

Abutments

During a second minor procedure, Dr. Schlaikjer or your dentist will expose each titanium post and attach an abutment. Abutments are small components that connect your replacement teeth to your dental implants. 

Restoration

After allowing the gums a few weeks to heal, you will be ready for your permanent restoration. The custom-made implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture will be secured to the abutments and your treatment is complete. 

Hear More From Our Patients

"I can’t say enough about the professional, caring work Dr. Schlaikjer 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!" Patti Redel
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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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