Premier Periodontal
Care Center
Serving Columbia

Premier Periodontal
Care Center
Serving Columbia

Get the High-Quality Periodontics Care You Deserve

Periodontal disease is manageable if identified early in the process. Acting quickly is absolutely essential to avoiding tooth loss and systemic health problems associated with periodontitis.

street and buildings in ColumbiaDental patients from across the state, including Columbia, Maryland, come to Crofton’s Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants because of our reputation as experts and our commitment to the highest quality service and care. Dr. Mugford and Dr. Bruce offer a wide range of periodontics and dental implant services, backed by the latest technologies, premium materials and our own dedicated lab to custom-make restorations.

Whether it’s an extensive dental implant case or a mild perio treatment, we have the knowledge and talent to help you fall back in love with your smile. From our modern and comfortable office to our advanced periodontics and dental implant treatment options, we can restore your beautiful smile and help you get your confidence back!

Experts in Periodontics, Serving Columbia and Surrounding Areas

We are proud to serve Columbia, which has been honored with several awards over the years for being a top place to live. In 2018, Columbia was selected by the AARP as one of the country’s “Most Livable Mid-Sized Community” because of its quaint downtown and village centers.

The team at the Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants is here to make sure you can pursue indoor and outdoor activities with a smile on your face and a renewed sense of self-confidence.

To schedule an appointment, call The Mugford Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants serving Columbia today at (410) 260-0790.

What Are Dental Implants?

The dental implant is widely recognized today as the gold standard for tooth replacement. As the source for durable, long-lasting restoration of your smile, dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth, from one tooth to full arches of teeth. The implant post is a screw made of titanium that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth or teeth. This post acts as a replacement for the root of the tooth and keeps your restoration secure. After the post is placed, a healing period is usually required to allow the bone to bond with the post.

Once this healing period has been completed, our prosthodontists can then place the highly customized prosthesis on top of the post. Depending on the condition of your smile and your oral needs, this restoration could be a dental bridge, dental crown, or a complete or partial denture. The restoration is designed to comfortably fit with your remaining teeth and improve the appearance and function of your smile. With the proper care, your dental implant can last for an entire lifetime.

The benefits of dental implants are many: dental implants stimulate bone growth, preserve remaining bone, and provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth.

State of the art technology enables Dr. Mugford and Dr. Bruce to repair and improve the function and appearance of your smile, improving your overall health and the confidence that comes from a natural-looking smile. Your overall physical health is the central point of our mission at the Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants.

A Short Drive to Crofton for Your Oral Health Needs

At our periodontics and dental implant center in Crofton, an easy 20-minute drive from Columbia, we can determine your candidacy based on the latest technology, including 3-dimensional scans. After determining candidacy, we will let you know your options, ranging from single implants, multiple-implant bridges, fixed full-mouth restorations or removable mouth implant supported dentures.

A scenic drive from Columbia, the Mugford Center has been serving patients from Columbia, Millersville and Odenton for more than two decades.

Advanced Technology in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Laser gum treatment, such as LANAP, uses pulsed light to kill bacteria. A thin fiber is inserted into the space between your teeth and gums to deliver targeted laser treatment. Laser treatment is painless and causes less blood loss than other procedures, and patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

LANAP is now FDA-approved for tissue regeneration, which means treatment may also help to restore periodontal tissue lost to gum disease, reducing the need for surgery, biologics, growth factors, and the use of foreign materials.

Our Crofton, MD clinic features 3-D CAT scanning, laser treatments and advanced gum disease treatments. The Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants is recognized for highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons who utilize advanced surgical technology to provide high-quality oral care for patients in and around the town of Columbia.

Outstanding Patient Care

Our best marketing is our patients. We are proud of our many excellent reviews from patients in Columbia and surrounding areas. For us, this is the best reward for going the extra mile in our treatment and care. Through the years, we have helped thousands put an end to their dental issues by bringing the latest dental technology and expertise together in one place.


We offer flexible scheduling options and can assist with insurance questions. We love hearing from patients and prospective patients in Columbia so please call us today to get started! Call The Mugford Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants today at (410) 260-0790.