As we go about our lives, our smiles have an enormous impact on our interactions with others. This is true of those whose day is spent in the garden as much as for those in Corporate America. To feel confident with your smile takes just a few particulars, primarily the presence of healthy teeth. Gaps left after the loss of a tooth or teeth not only affect the look of your smile, but your oral health, as well.
Today, solutions for missing teeth go beyond the old standard of care, which was replacement with a dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture. The development of dental implants has given modern dental patients the ultimate in restorative care.
Dental implants are popular for a number of reasons, including:
Implants are restorations that are precisely positioned in the jawbone, where the structure mimics that of natural teeth. Crafted from corrosion-resistant biocompatible materials, implants become a natural part of the jawbone through osseointegration. Once firmly situated, implants can hold a dental crown, a bridge, or a full denture appliance for superb function. This type of treatment is fully customized to the needs of the patient.
Of course, not every treatment is ideal for every person. Dr. Milligan offers alternative solutions to missing teeth, including dental bridges and customized dentures. Whether used alone or as a support to a bridge or denture, dental implants change the way you look at your smile.
Enjoy your best smile even after tooth loss. Contact Eastland Dental Center to learn more about dental implant 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.