One of the goals of your dentist is to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. As much as we may try to avoid damage to the teeth and gums, we understand that tooth loss cannot be avoided in every situation. Whether a result of decay, trauma, or gum disease, our focus after tooth loss is to find the most suitable replacement as quickly as possible.
Tooth loss is not only a cosmetic problem but also an issue that may pose a threat to oral health. A gap in the smile does not look good and may cause you to feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. The repercussions of this gap can be even worse. The changes to the overall jaw structure after tooth loss may include misalignment due to shifting into the gap and also the loss of healthy bone structure in the jaw. To stop these problems, Dr. Milligan may suggest dental implants. As an experienced dentist in the Normal area, Dr. Milligan has successfully treated hundreds of patients facing tooth loss.
Initially, dental implant treatment is a longer process and also a bit more in the cost department. In the long term, however, the time and investment put into the smile pays huge rewards.
Tooth loss does not have to change your life in a negative way. Call Eastland Dental Center at (309) 663-4711 to learn more about implant treatment.
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.