- Nov 9, 2019
This site has really helped me through my two implants (teeth # 2 and 20) and things have gone well. I recently completed the second stage f when a healing cap or abutment is applied. The bone growth was pretty aggressive on Tooth number 3 and my periodontist had to drill away some bone which had grown over the implant cap/screw; ant secure so that they could put in the healing abutment. The implants are 4 months and 5 months respectively. My hygienist who will be doing the impressions has advised me to do the impressions now, "before the gum tissue grows over the healing caps." This has been a long journey for me, and ideally, I would like to take a break from dental work and being the "patient," (if realistic from a health perspective). If I wait another two months before doing impressions, can the gum tissue really grow over the healing caps? If so, are we talking gum surgery, to trim it back??? I am already trying to deal with to ancient failed root canals. I just don't want any more surgery, if I can avoid it. My objective was to wait a full 6 months before loading the implants anyway, so I don't mind waiting two more months for the impressions.