Healing
Components

Healing components promote the restoration of soft tissues in the implant site for placement of the definitive abutment. They include cover screws and healing screws.

Healing Components

COVER SCREW

A grade 5 titanium cover screw is inside of the implant packaging. It is used whenever the implant has to be completely covered after placement. It is substituted with a healing screw 3 to 6 months later, reopening the flaps of the implant site.

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HEALING SCREW

A healing screw must be applied on an implant to facilitate soft tissue recovery, appropriately adapted around the site using a suture. The rehabilitation of the gingiva permits insertion of an abutment.

 A healing screw can be used in both one-stage and two-stage surgery. In the first case the healing abutment is placed at the same time as implant insertion. The second case involves initially closing the implant with a cover screw and suturing the soft tissues above. Then after an appropriate healing period a healing screw is placed and you proceed as in one-stage surgery.

Healing screws are sold individually in a sterile medical envelope.

They are available in different heights and in 2 different diameters. Diameter 5 is most indicated for anterior areas, while diameter 6 is ideal for molar sites.