Second Stage Surgery - Part 4

Healing caps are then screwed into the abutments which allow a dressing to be wound around the caps in a ‘figure of eight’ pattern.

This dressing aids in the healing of the area and pushes the skin tightly around the abutments. Usually a further dressing is added over the top and stitched into place.

This dressing is changed in the outpatients department on a weekly basis for about 4 weeks until the skin around the abutments has healed.


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