While many people look at a missing tooth as an aesthetic concern, it’s important to realize it is a health concern as well. When even one tooth is missing, you can struggle with jawbone deterioration, declining self-esteem, and the inability to correctly digest your diet.
Often, tooth loss starts with periodontitis, which is a serious form of gum disease. It’s a bacterial infection that starts by inflaming the soft tissues around your teeth. Left untreated, it erodes the bone that supports your teeth, leading to mobility and tooth loss. This is also an overall health concern because the mouth is your gateway to the rest of your body.
At The Mugford Center in Crofton, MD, we offer dental implants that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. As a time-tested solution, oral surgeons throughout the Baltimore area and beyond recognize dental implants as the best replacement method for missing teeth. We look forward to helping our patients in Ellicott City discover the many benefits of dental implants.
Experts in Periodontics, Serving Ellicott City and Surrounding Areas
Periodontitis can affect anyone with poor oral hygiene — those who don’t brush their teeth and floss regularly. Meanwhile, some people are also more genetically prone to periodontitis than others. Biological parents or grandparents who have a history of gum disease, tend to pass this predicament down to future generations.
We are proud to serve Ellicott City, known for its architecture, river, hills and
Ellicott City Station, the oldest surviving train station in the United States.
The team at the Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants is here to make sure you can enjoy all that Ellicott City has to offer 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 the Baltimore area today at (410) 260-0790.
What Are Dental Implants?
The dental implant, based on the biological process known as “osseointegration” — or the fusing of bone and artificial material — is widely recognized today as the gold standard for tooth replacement. Dental implants are made of titanium and include three pieces. Our doctors will place the implant and the abutment, and your general dentist will complete the crown.
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.
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.
A Short Drive to Crofton for Your Oral Health Needs
At our periodontics and dental implant center in Crofton, an easy and scenic 30-mile drive from Ellicott City, we can determine your candidacy based on the latest technology, including 3D oral scans. We will inform you of your options, ranging from single implants, multiple-implant bridges, fixed full-mouth restorations or removable mouth implant supported dentures.
The Mugford Center has been serving patients from Columbia, Baltimore and Ellicott City, for more than two decades.
Advanced Technology in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
At The Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants, we take full advantage of the latest and most advanced technologies to bring you the best dental treatment available. From our rotating cone beam scanner that captures three-dimensional images of the jawbone to laser gum treatments, such as LANAP, we bring the best technology to bear on behalf of your unique oral situation.
Outstanding Patient Care
We are well known in the Greater Baltimore dental community for our excellence in periodontal procedures and implant placement. We see patients not only from our community, Crofton and Millersville, but also patients who travel substantial distances for advanced treatments and our non-surgical periodontal disease treatment.
Dr. Mugford is uniquely trained in an interdisciplinary approach to periodontics, which takes into account all dental issues. This gives him the background to fully understand and resolve even the most challenging needs of a patient.
Our commitment to optimum patient care can best be summed up by this recent Google Review: “Words cannot express how completely happy I’ve been with the Mugford Center!! Their service is second to none, Dr. Mugford and Dr. Bruce are true masters of their craft.”
High-Quality Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth and have become the gold standard of care today for people suffering with missing teeth, failing teeth or those who dislike their conventional traditional dentures.
We offer flexible scheduling options and can assist with insurance questions. We love hearing from patients and prospective patients in Ellicott City so please call us today to get started! Call The Mugford Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants today at (410) 260-0790.