If you need to replace missing teeth, your oral surgeon may

recommend a dental implant. The procedure involves the placement of the

implant and the attachment of the abutment and crown. Healing abutments

can help in the healing process. It is important to learn more about

the procedure and the benefits of the healing abutment.


healing abutment
, also known as a healing cap or gingival former,

can help promote soft and hard tissue healing around an implant. The

healing cap also protects the main part of the implant from plaque and

debris accumulations. It is often fitted on top of the implant. It is

slightly wider than the implant to help shape the gumline. An oral

surgeon can fit the healing abutment in either the one-stage or two-

stage procedure.

In the one-stage procedure, the oral surgeon will place the implant and

the healing cap at the same time. The implant is first inserted into

the bone, then the healing cap is attached to it. The healing abutment

will protrude through the surface of the gum and stay in place while

the dental implant heals. Once the implant and jawbone fully integrate,

the healing cap will be removed to gain access to the implant. The

abutment will then replace the healing cap. Finally, the crown will be

placed over the abutment.

In the two-stage procedure, after the oral surgeon inserts the implant

into the bone, it is covered with gum tissue and left to heal. After

healing, the implant fuses with the bone in the process of

osseointegration for several months. The second phase involves making

another incision to expose the implant before the healing cap is

screwed on it. The healing abutment will help the surrounding gum to

heal. After some weeks, the healing cap will be removed before the

attachment of the abutment and eventually the crown will be put in


Some people opt to use the healing abutment because it makes the

process shorter. In the one-stage procedure, once the oral surgeon

places the healing cap, there is no need for the second surgery to

connect the abutment. The healing abutment is removed after the gums

heal and then the connecting abutment is fitted before the crown is

attached. However, people are usually advised to see an oral surgeon to

get information and guidance on the ideal method.

Healing abutments should not be reused. Patients should not reuse

healing caps. One of the main reasons is because the recreation of the

surface of a new abutment is not feasible even with sterilization.

Sterilization can also change the initial composition of the titanium

surface, which makes the product less effective. Sometimes cleaning may

damage the healing cap implant screws. This can make it hard to fix it

tightly in an implant.

Another equipment Stock Abutments, also called standard

abutments, are pre-manufactured abutments, made by dental implant

companies to fit an existing implant system. Mass-produced and fitted

to the implant, these dental stock abutments are cost-effective but are

not custom-fit to the patient. This means that though the implant is

less expensive, the result can vary in aesthetic appearance. Smart

Abutments, or fitted abutments, are custom-made abutments, created by a

dental laboratory using an impression of the individual's mouth.

This data, as well as the position of the implant, is then used to

create a custom abutment that fits perfectly into the patient's

implant and gum line, bringing optimal aesthetic results, albeit with a

higher price tag.

There are also other

Dental Tools
or Dental Machine like

Dental Implant Healing Cap,

Dental Milling Machine,

Implant Transfer Coping,

Intraoral Scanner
, Implant Screwdriver and

Milling Bur