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Dr. David A. Mugford
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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At The Mugford Center we prioritize the safety of our patients and employees. We have always taken extra precautions to provide our patients with a clean and sterile environment. In these times we make sure to go above and beyond what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners recommends. Our goal is to make everyone who comes into our office feel as comfortable as they possibly can.

-Dr. David Mugford and The Mugford Center team.



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How Crown Lengthening Boosts the Health of Teeth


Posted on 2/27/2017 by Dr. David Mugford
An elderly woman receiving a crown lengthening treatment.
If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, one option that might help you is getting your crowns lengthened. Crown lengthening helps the health of your teeth by boosting the amount of tooth protruding from your gum line, which in turn helps to protect the tooth over which the crown extension is placed.

Here is more information on the subject.

What is crown lengthening?

When you have a crown put in, your dentist will prepare an orthodontic construct that will fit over the tooth you currently have; this construct is called a crown. The construct looks, feels, and operates like your natural tooth.

It is essentially a cap made out of a hardened material (most commonly porcelain) that fits over the tooth and permanently remains there, covering and protecting it.

A crown can protect a tooth that has been damaged or is in danger of being damaged through excessive wear or decay. However, in order for a crown to properly function, you must have a certain amount of tooth exposed.

This is where crown lengthening comes in: we will perform a small surgical procedure that will remove a small amount of gum tissue around the tooth. This, in turn, will allow the crown to properly adhere to the tooth, thus providing the protection and durability that you need to protect the remaining natural tooth.
How does crown lengthening boost the health of your teeth?

By helping with the placement of a crown that will protect a tooth that may have been weakened, whether through normal wear and tear or due to disease, decay, or physical trauma, crown lengthening helps to keep your smile happy and healthy.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you!


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