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

Call Us: (410) 260-0790

The Mugford Center Covid-19 Update

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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What Options Do You Have to Regenerate Bone for Implants?
Posted on 5/15/2020 by David Mugford
What Options Do You Have to Regenerate Bone for Implants?Implants are a great option for people with missing teeth. They can look and feel like your natural teeth and give you the confidence to smile broadly again. Implants can also allow you to become more self-assured when chewing and speaking.

Missing teeth that are not quickly replaced can cause the jaw area under that tooth to shrink due to lack of stimulation from chewing and biting. Dentures are usually not the best option, for this purpose, but are a cheaper option that more patients can afford.

Bone Grafting

This is the most common step in periodontal surgical procedures and is used to increase the volume of ridge to support a dental implant. It is also used to repair defects in ridges and to restore tooth strength. Bone grafting can also serve to stimulate the growth of new bone and as the bone grows, it replaces the bone graft.

To perform bone grafting, our periodontist can use your own bone, bone from a tissue bank or synthetic materials. In some cases, it is preferable to use the tissue bank as a source, to avoid additional surgery to the mouth.

This is an excellent way to regenerate bone that has shrunk and become too thin to support a dental implant. The regeneration process can take a few months. Then you will be ready for the implant.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Bone grafting involves the cleaning and eliminating of bacteria present under the gum line. This can help reduce the depth of the pockets between your teeth and gums caused by periodontal disease. Our periodontist can also recommend using proteins that stimulate the regeneration of bone and dental tissue.

When you come in for your consultation, we will go over all the details if this is the treatment recommended for you.
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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed