Alternative

Alternative

Sometimes, depending on the specialist’s preference and whether the implant is covered completely under the gumline or not, the abutment can be attached to the dental implant metal post at the same time as the post is implanted.

However, because the abutment juts past the gumline, it will be visible when you open your mouth until your dentist completes the tooth prosthesis. The patient must then pay special attention when brushing their teeth and eating, making sure not to apply pressure on the abutment while the gingiva heals around it and the osseointegration occurs.