Does the Gummy Smile Procedure Require Stitches?

Watch this video to learn more about the measures we take to ensure successful healing during a gummy smile treatment.

Does the gummy smile require the stitches? Now, I would say yes, because whether we are doing the crown lengthening, remember, if the crown lengthening is done properly, the underlying tissue, the bone, has to be reshaped as well. So when we put the tissue back, obviously we use stitches too. And in stitches most of the time is resolvable or dissolvable.

So we don’t have to worry about, for example, coming back to have the sutures remove. The same thing for lip loading. Since we are changing the position of the upper lip on the lower level, so obviously we have to use stitches to hold the lip down.