What are healing abutments?

The fact that dental implant procedure is primarily therapeutic process is not a secret, but the aesthetic component in dental implantology plays a very important role. Indeed, not only toothache affects the quality of life but also the loss of confidence in a beautiful and perfect smile creates a lot of problems for successful social interaction. Therefore, it is important to know that to get the best aesthetic result, that is also the task of the successful implant treatment, such important components of the design for dental restoration as healing abutments (caps) are used.

What are they? How are they inserted? And what aesthetic problems do they solve during dental implantation?

The fact that the healing cap is a kind of an abutment, but it fulfils an unusual to the abutment function. An abutment is necessary as an adapter, the link connecting the implant, integrated into the jawbone with upper visible part of the dental prosthesis. The healing abutment, which is known as the cap is placed on the top of the implant after integration in order to form the aesthetic and natural gums. The healing abutment is a titanium cylinder with hypoallergenic properties and it can be of different sizes depending on the application conditions and goals.

The healing abutment placement can be done in one visit to the implant surgeon both during one-stage dental implant procedure or after the implant integration and in the two-stage procedure in 3-6 months, but in this case the excision of tissue is necessary as the implant is overgrown with soft tissue and the access is required. As a result, after the formation of the beautiful natural gingival line, the healing abutment is removed and next a permanent abutment is placed with the following prosthetics.

Thus, for the healing abutment placement the following steps are required:

–  The dental implant placement;

– Fixing by screwing of the healing abutment;

– The  implant integration;

– The  process of the healing abutment removal;

– Fixing a permanent durable abutment;

– The restoration on it the top of the tooth-the crown.

The whole process is performed under anesthesia, some pain can arise after the termination of the anesthetic, as the process of soft tissue healing occurs after small insection. But in any case, if pain feelings trouble you, or last longer than a dentist warned you, it is necessary to come for consultation in a postoperative period.

The process of proper oral care after the implant and healing abutment placement is very important, as it will prevent the inflammatory process and provide an opportunity to speed the healing process of sutures.

Thus, the healing abutment creates conditions for the gums around the artificial root to take the natural look that will guarantee the successful treatment. The company Bio3 Implants creates opportunities for high quality abutment selection in each unique case, and thus ensures both the success of treatment and the aesthetics of the smile of each patient.