- Helps to replace missing teeth
- Helps to protect and preserve the natural teeth that remain
- Enjoy increased chewing ability, clearer speech, and a more natural look
Dental implants are a very effective way to replace missing teeth. They're strong and natural feeling, and are extremely successful in preserving your chewing power. You can replace front teeth or back teeth, or even several teeth at a time with dental implants.
Dental Implants have a number of benefits. Open spaces in your mouth where teeth have been lost can make other teeth shift into that space, causing gaps between your teeth. So by replacing those missing teeth with dental implants, not only do you have more teeth to chew with and better functionality, but you will be helping to protect and preserve the natural teeth that remain.
Usually a titanium root is placed under the gum and into the jaw where the missing tooth was. A crown is made that replaces the part of the tooth in your mouth that you see and chew with. A piece called an abutment attaches that titanium root to the crown, so it is a three-piece process.
Dental implants can last many years. And the newer dental implants that we use can last a lifetime. Everyone is different, and everyone's bones and body react and heal differently, but with the titanium materials we use now for our implants, we are seeing phenomenal success with our patients.
Here at Eastland Dental Center, we've been replacing teeth with implants for many years, and our staff has extensive experience with all types of implants. We enjoy a very high, long-term success rate with our patients, and find that dental implants are often the procedure of choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth.
Eastland Dental Center
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.
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Services we offer
- Teeth Cleaning
- Digital X-Rays
- Oral Cancer Screening - Velscope
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Teeth Whitening
- Crowns and Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal
- Bone Grafting
- Gum Disease
- Oral DNA – Salivary Diagnostics
- Dental Infection
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Myofunctional Therapy
- Physician Collaboration
Getting Aquainted OfferNew Patients Call today to receive a $50 credit towards your first teeth cleaning appointment at our office
Eastland Dental Center I have been seeing this dentist for a couple of years now and can honestly say it is a HUGE upgrade from my previous dentist. I originally switched because I thought my old dentist was filling unnecessary cavities and I was right. Dr. Milligan said they did not need to be filled and that they are fine. Would recommend them to anyone!