At Eastland Dental Center, our professionals are faced with many different dental situations in our practice. Patients in Bloomington, IL and Normal, IL often visit us with concerns about restoring their smiles. A common restoration used in our practice is dental crowns. They play a significant role in dentistry and are commonly used to address a variety of issues.
Often, a dental crown is placed to offer a layer of protection for a weakened tooth. Sometimes, they act as a false tooth when used over a dental implant. We use ceramics to fabricate our dental crowns to provide strong, durable, and natural-looking restorations for our patients.
A dental crown is used in many situations and is one of the most versatile solutions in our practice. Dental crowns can be placed over the abutment of a dental implant as a way of repairing the smile after tooth loss. The dental implant, a titanium post, acts as the natural tooth root, and a dental crown is placed over the top to look and function as a natural tooth once did. Dental crowns may also be used after root canal therapy. After root canal therapy, a tooth can become brittle due to the removal of the dental pulp. A dental crown placed over the tooth can protect and strengthen it. Another way in which dental crowns are used is to protect a tooth that has had a large cavity. Sometimes, a filling is not enough to protect a tooth after decay has occurred. The filling may also affect the strength of the tooth’s structure and make it more susceptible to breakage. By placing a dental crown over the tooth that has a filling, it provides protection. It reduces the chance of the tooth breaking and requiring a replacement such as an implant, bridge, or denture. Crowns are extremely versatile and are used in many dental practices.
Enjoy trusted care and comprehensive solutions for your smile by visiting Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan of Eastland Dental Center. Patients in and around the communities of Normal, IL and Bloomington, IL are welcome to book an appointment to consult with our team in regard to the solutions available for their smiles. We can be contacted by calling (309) 663-4711 or visiting the office in Suite 101 at 1404 Eastland Drive.
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.