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With Our Periodontists in Sunset Hills, MO
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Welcome to Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Justin M. Schlaikjer, DDS, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry has been serving St. Louis, MO, since it opened its doors in 2011. We treat patients of all ages who want to improve their periodontal health and protect their teeth. From general care in the form of cleanings and exams to bone grafting to restore candidacy for implants, our dentistry practice has what you need to maintain your oral health.
Our Sunset Hills office is fully equipped for everything, even surgery, meaning you won't have to go anywhere else or look around for other specialists in the St. Louis, MO, area. We can serve your needs right here, right now.
Improve Your Oral Health With Advanced Care Request an Appointment With Our Periodontists Today
Whether you want to reverse gum disease or replace a tooth, our periodontists are here to provide you with an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. We're confident we have what it takes to give you a healthy, beautiful smile, no matter your age or the state of your oral health.
We invite patients throughout Greater St. Louis, MO, who want to improve their periodontal health to request an appointment with us. To get started, fill out our consultation form or call our Sunset Hills office:
Call: (314) 729-7840
Sunset Hills, MO, Patients Love Us
"By far, the BEST experience I’ve ever had at a medical office. The staff/doctor was so accommodating, and made me feel super welcome and comfortable. At one point during my visit I told them I felt like I was at a spa! They treat their patients so well and give you their undivided attention. I was dreading this visit, but it was actually enjoyable! 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
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Our Featured Services
Treatment for Gum Disease
Over time, gum disease can cause problems like loose teeth, sensitivity, and tooth loss. You can stop gum disease in its tracks by treating it in its earliest stages with at-home care, receiving a deep cleaning procedure, undergoing LANAP for periodontal regeneration, and more. If gum disease has already caused damage, we have solutions for that, too.
Has poor periodontal health resulted in a missing tooth or teeth? Dental implants can be placed in your jaw to support restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures to restore any degree of tooth loss. Our office also offers All-on-4® implants for patients who want a full arch denture, but don't qualify for traditional implants.
Though the field of periodontics mainly aims to diagnose and prevent periodontal disease, Dr. Schlaikjer also provides cosmetic procedures. If you have a gummy smile or an asymmetrical gumline, our dentists can use gentle lasers to reshape your gumline, exposing more of your teeth and giving you a symmetrical frame for your smile.
Our Complete Services
- All-on-4 Dental Implants
- Bone Graft
- Bruxism Treatment
- Cleanings and Exams
- Crown Lengthening
- Cosmetic Periodontal Treatment
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Periodontal Treatment
- Gum Contouring
- Gum Graft
- Gum Surgery
- Oral Appliance Therapy
- Preprosthetic Surgery
- Ridge Augmentation
- Root Coverage Grafts
- Sinus Lift
- Smile Makeover
- Tooth Extraction
What's the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
While a dentist is a professional who can provide a range of general dental services, a periodontist is a type of dentist who focuses on caring for the supporting structures of the mouth, like the gums and jawbone. Periodontists are typically more qualified than dentists to handle complex cases. Your dentist may even refer you to Dr. Schlaikjer for advanced dental care.
Do you accept insurance?
Our highly trained dentists want everyone to be able to afford the care necessary to maintain their oral health. We are proud to accept most dental insurance plans, but we also offer financing through CareCredit®, CommerceCare™, and LendingClub for patients who are uninsured or have out-of-pocket costs.
How do I maintain my results after my appointment?
Like any procedure with a dentist, our periodontists will provide you with aftercare instructions to maintain your oral health and ensure you get the most out of any dental solution we provide. Our instructions may involve eating a soft food diet, brushing each tooth thoroughly with an at-home routine, and attending regular checkups at our office so we can determine the next steps in your treatment plan.
Receive Comfortable Care With Us
"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." Chris Elbring