A 66-year-old male asked:
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if i get a dental implant for a front tooth, what takes the place of the missing space during healing if not having an immediate load or a flipper?

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Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Healing cap: There will be a cover placed over the implant site called a 'healing cap.' it is essentially a man-hole cover for the gums to protect the implant (and gums) during the healing phase. If you choose not to use a flipper (during the healing phase) then, for all intents and purposes, you're choosing to have a space in your smile until the crown is completed.
Answered on Nov 25, 2014
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