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A 61-year-old male asked:

When the healing cover of a dental implant is removed by a restorative dentist does he have to cut my gums for the abutment to be well fitted?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
The answer is yes: After the healing period, your dentist or surgeon will uncover the implant via a small incision (laser) and attach an abutment.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: if the gum has grown over part of the healing cap. A laser works very well for this and usually requires only a topical anesthetic.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Happy to be of service. BTW, emotional support animal?!
Oct 11, 2015

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