Your dentist’s goal when providing preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments is to help you retain your natural teeth as long as possible. The loss of natural teeth is something that can have a detrimental effect on oral health, as well as the look of your smile. Without a full set of teeth, it may become difficult to chew food properly, causing stress on the digestive system. Missing teeth can also affect speech, making it difficult to communicate as clearly as you would like. Gaps left after the loss of teeth can encourage bacterial activity, increasing the risk of gum disease. Seeing the various problems that can come with tooth loss, your dentist will make every effort to preserve natural structure. When possible, this can be accomplished with dental crowns.
In our office near Normal, Dr. Milligan designs precision-crafted dental crowns for the restoration of damaged tooth structure. A crown will fully cover a tooth that has been weakened by disease, cracks, or has been treated with root canal therapy. Recreating the natural structure of the tooth facilitates optimal chewing while minimizing the pressure sustained by the tooth. After treatment, the crown absorbs the brunt of bite pressure, keeping the weakened tooth structure protected.
Crowns are designed with you in mind, made from various types of materials. Your dentist may offer several options such as:
Eastland Dental Center offers a variety of services to keep you smiling. Contact us for your visit with Dr. Milligan.
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.