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A 61-year-old male asked:

I have a dental implant healing cover/collar that is slightly visible. who takes this out. the restorative dentist or the specialist who did surgery?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Either one...: it depends on the working agreement between the two doctors.
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Happy to be of service.
Oct 11, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
The specialist: The surgeon (specialist) will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Healing Abutment: If you are referring to a healing abutment, the restorative dentist will remove it during the prosthetic fabrication process and replace it between visits to maintain the gingival opening.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2015

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