A smile is one of the first things we notice about another person, it is a universal greeting! And the appearance of your smile can greatly affect how you are perceived by others. For some people, the condition of their gums prevents them from showing off their smile to others. However, a simple surgical procedure from a dental professional specially trained in the treatment of the tissues surrounding the teeth can help build confidence and allow these individuals to smile with assurance. Stoner Periodontic Specialists offers a number of advanced procedures, and are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the highest level of confidence and overall health. Drs. Jason Stoner and Daniel Murphy are two of central Ohio’s leading periodontists and members of the American Academy of Periodontology.
After dental school, periodontists receive three years of specialized training in the treatment of the gums and other supporting structures of the teeth. This expertise makes them uniquely qualified to perform procedures that enhance the appearance of the gums, and ultimately improve one’s smile.
The answer for gums that are too long, or a “gummy smile,” may be crown lengthening, which is the second most popular cosmetic periodontal procedure for patients under age 50, according to an online poll of periodontists. With crown lengthening, excess gum and bone tissue is recontoured to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
Conversely, some people feel their teeth appear too long. If your tooth root is exposed because your gums have receded, soft tissue grafts can cover exposed roots, reduce further gum recession and protect vulnerable roots from decay.
If you are interested in having the best smile you can, talk with Stoner Periodontic Specialists. Our doctors can evaluate your current smile and provide a range of treatments available to help achieve the look you want.
Stoner Periodontic Specialists specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease and dental implant therapies. We have three offices in Central Ohio to serve out patients and dentists: Dublin, Grove City, and New Albany. For an consultation or referral please contact us at (614) 889-8222, or click here to send us an email.
About the American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is the professional organization for periodontists – specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry’s experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. They receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school, and periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAP has 8,400 members world-wide.