I installed an implant 6 months prior in a healthy patient. The implant successfully osseointegrated and there were no complications. I placed a gingival former and healing continued uneventfully. The patient returned 1 month prior and I removed the gingival former to find that the mucosa had completely covered over the implant. What is the best technique for correcting this? I do not want to disturb the mucosa arond the implant as it has healed so well. Is there a way to surgically correct this without compromising the mucosa?
Mucosa has completely covered over the implant: best way to correct this?