Crowning Lengthening and Shortening

Enhance your smile with crown lengthening and shortening in Columbus, Ohio

Crowning lengthening and shortening are two of the techniques Stoner Periodontics uses to enhance your smile. A smile is a very important part of a person..  Most of the time we think about our teeth-shape, color or length when we are talking about a smile, but the gums are a very important part of a smile as well.  If you show too much gum when you smile it can make your teeth appear small, or give you the appearance of a long face, so the proportions are not correct.  For these reasons, some people hide their smiles.

If you are concerned about the amount of gum that you show, or the size and shape of your teeth, we have good news for you!  Our crown lengthening and shortening procedures are painless solutions for developing the smile of your dreams.  These procedures are usually quick and easy, and provide immediate results.  Please browse through our before and after pictures below to see if these easy treatment options may be for you.

Esthetic Smile Enhancement

Excessive gums, more commonly termed the “gummy smile”, can be simply, quickly and comfortably corrected using LASER therapy. Healing is usually complete in just a few days, and no adjustment to activity level or diet is necessary.

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Crown Lengthening and Shortening

Your dentist may refer you to see Stoner Periodontic Specialists for a crown lengthening procedure. Usually this procedure is needed if there is an extreme amount of excess gum present or if the tooth is decayed, broken below the gumline, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration or crown. During the crown lengthening procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. Sutures are inserted to replace the gingival tissue around the tooth and a band aid material is placed around the tooth to allow the gingival tissue to heal correctly. A period of about 4-6 weeks is needed for complete healing to occur before the new restoration or crown is placed.

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New Patients


    I appreciate all the wonderful people at Dr. Stoner's office. I believe everyone there is committed to my well being.-Dimitry F.

    The work done was the final piece of fixing my smile. I had an implant placed and a gingival and bone graft. He did excellent work! I will definitely recommend them! Wtuscherer T.

    Dr. Stoner and his staff were wonderful. Every question was answered ahead of time, long before the surgery. I even got a refund, because I was short a tooth! -Melissa M.

    I had laser gum surgery with Stoner and found the team to be very professional and caring Joanne S.

    Dr. Stoner did a great job with my gum surgery. I highly recommend his office for perio procedures. I could not be happier with my results. -John S.

    The team at Dr Stoner's were extremely patient and made me feel comfortable for my tissue graft consult. They were very nice and definitely would recommend their office. -Josh J.

    Had my final two implants placed last Monday. Procedure went well with minimal pain and minimal swelling. Staff were very patient and knowledgeable. Doctor was very professional. Could not have asked for better service. Ellen C.-

    Dr. Stoner and his team do excellent work. I've had several gum grafts done, which was pretty painless for the most part, and the healing went well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and use him again if the need ever arose. -Kara C.

    I dreaded my visit for 3 extractions and 2 implants plus laser treatment. However, the visit and procedures went VERY smoothly and 12 hours later I had nearly no pain and no swelling. They should be called "magicians" as well as peridontists. I simply cannot say enough positive about my experience so far -- it's been great. -Cynthia G.

    There is nothing exciting about going to a periodontist, but Dr. Stoner and his staff make it as easy as they possibly can. Everyone is caring and the follow-up is great. I cannot say enough about the excellent caring and concern that Dr. Stoner and his staff have for their patients Tesh G.

    Dr. Stoner's Office, along with all of his incredibly skilled and professional staff are fantastic. They all make you feel as if you are "one of the family" and whether you are there to have a procedure done or a simple consultation, they cater to you every need. Thank you for such a positive dental experience! -Andres B.

    The entire team at Stoner Periodontic Specialists was professional and courteous. They used the highest quality implant materials since I am allergically sensitive to most metals. The entire team was there for me during and after the procedure was completed. I highly recommend them.-Lisa G.

    The professionals at Stoner Periodontics were the best Meredith J.

    Happy that I didn't give up trying to find their office! My experience so far has been as pleasant as a visit to the dentist can be - very wonderful, friendly office personel who even give you cookies if you are good. Dr. Stoner was exceptional. Joanne S.

    Dr. Stoner and his team are friendly, professional and have a strong 'patient first' approach.-C. Elizabeth S.

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