The goal of dentistry is first to preserve oral health through preventative care, including regular examinations and cleanings. It is important to develop a strong working relationship with a dentist you trust, as this leads to a greater commitment to regular dental visits. Dr. Milligan has practiced dentistry for many years, and makes patients comfortable when providing necessary dental treatment.

When a tooth has been damaged, we may discuss the option of repair with a dental crown. This restoration may be crafted from various materials, including gold, metal alloy, porcelain, or zirconium oxide. Dental crowns are completed in a two-part procedure that is comfortable for our patients from Bloomington and other nearby communities. Dr. Milligan has designed dental crowns and bridges for over a quarter of a century, restoring beautiful smiles with precisely shaped “caps” that recreate the natural structure of a damaged tooth.

Dental crowns may be recommended in various dental situations, including

  • To protect a tooth that has been broken or cracked. A crown, placed over the top of a fractured tooth, keeps the pressures of biting from causing further damage, and preserves a natural appearance.
  • Crowns are often recommended for teeth treated with root canal therapy. In the absence of a dental pulp, a tooth can become brittle. Covered with a crown, the tooth gains protection from fracture.
  • Tooth replacement relies on dental crowns to recreate natural tooth structure. Crowns are affixed to dental implants, and they are a necessary part of a dental bridge, affixing the artificial tooth to natural-teeth anchors.
  • Crowns can also be used cosmetically, as an alternative to dental veneers when a tooth or teeth need to be treated for discoloration, chips, gaps, or other cosmetic imperfections.

Dr. Milligan has many years of experience providing a high standard of dental care to patients in the Bloomington area. When visiting Eastland Dental Center, you will be treated with individual care that meets your needs for comfort, repair, and long-lasting results. Contact us today to schedule your dental examination and consultation with Dr. Milligan.

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