A 61-year-old male asked:
A dental implant healing cap is normally submerged under the gum. mine shows a very small visible cap above the gum.is this called a 1 stage implant?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: Sometimes implants uncover themselves regardless of how deep you place them, but you are correct in calling it a one stage surgery. You may still need some minor refinement of the implant site at the time of the impression, but that's the restorative dentist's decision,
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Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, it is normal: The healing cap looks like a small metal cylinder that sits above your gums. If concerned, see your surgeon/dentist for post-op eval.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2015
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