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A 63-year-old male asked:

Periodontist installed two implants. would my general dentist ever really need to cut my gums (again) to set the abutment or crown? do not want this.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Healing Abutment: If the healing abutment is below the level of the gums a second stage exposure procedure is necessary in order to place the abutment and crown. This is a very quick, simple and minor procedure and usually done by the surgeon who placed the implant. If the healing abutment is exposed already, no further surgery should be necessary.

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