When most people think about their teeth, they may think about the aesthetic appeal and appearance of their smiles. However, a tooth that has been weakened from decay, damage, trauma, or breakage, will impair optimal oral function and comfort. Dental crowns, which are also called caps, encase the tooth that is visible above the gum line. When cemented in place, the crown looks and feels like a natural, healthy tooth. A dental crown is a highly-versatile restorative and cosmetic treatment that can solve many problems, such as:
Dental crowns also serve a significant function in combination with other restorations, including covering and protecting a dental implant or securing a dental bridge in place.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, such as gold, zirconium, or other alloy metals for porcelain fused to metal, all-porcelain, all-resin, or all ceramic.
At Eastland Dental Center, serving patients from Bloomington, Normal, and surrounding IL communities, Dr. Mike Milligan and his colleague and daughter, Dr. Marisa Milligan, are attentive and experienced Doctors of Medical Dentistry (DMD).
Treatment with a dental crown may involve several steps, such as:
Consultations and appointments may be requested online or by calling our friendly, professional team at.
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.