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Healing Caps

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Updated: July 13, 2007

Healing caps are placed after the cover caps are removed.
Healing Caps
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Healing caps are taller than cover caps. A healing cap usually stays in for about 3 - 6 months to allow the gum tissue to form around the shape of the cap. Healing caps also help to keep the gum tissue pushed back so that a crown or abutment can be placed.
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