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?
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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.
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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.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2015
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