Dr. Milligan of Eastland Dental Center is committed to the oral health of his patients and the community. His practice, located in the 61701 area, allows him to provide quality care to patients in and around Bloomington, Illinois. He is a dentist who believes in offering men and women a way of rejuvenating the beauty of their smile while also achieving better dental health. Here are just a few of the more common treatments available through his practice:
Replacing missing teeth or stabilizing dentures can be done with the assistance of dental implants. These metal posts act as a natural tooth root and can be restored with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental crowns are commonly used in both general and cosmetic dentistry. These “caps” of porcelain are made to cover natural teeth to repair breakage or disguise discoloration. They may also be fused to false teeth called pontics to fabricate a dental bridge.
Bridges are porcelain restorations made from crowns and pontics which are used for replacing missing teeth. They rely on the adjacent natural teeth to support the restoration.
When decay occurs, it is important to treat them as soon as possible with fillings. Fillings can help seal off the area and keep it from getting bigger, thus saving the structure of the natural tooth.
Twice a year, patients should visit Dr. Milligan and his team at Eastland Dental Center for an examination and teeth cleaning. This is a wonderful way of keeping problems such as decay and periodontal disease at bay.
Brightening the smile is one way to quickly and easily rejuvenate it. There are several methods of whitening available at Eastland Dental Center including Zoom! whitening, KoR power bleaching, and the Whitening for Life program with take-home custom trays.
Replacing missing teeth can be done with dentures which are economical and easy to use. These restorations are often chosen for patients who are on a budget or who want a removable treatment.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.