Dr. L. asks:
I have difficulty inserting the abutment into the dental implant fixture. The gingival tissue grows tightly against the healing cap. I have to place releasing incisions at the distolingual and mesiolingual of the wound over the dental implant fixture platform in order to spread the tissue to insert the abutments.
I also usually have to core out the wound site with a #15 blade to gain space to insert the abutment. I have to do this for almost every case. I do not like having to do this. What can I do to eliminate this step? Any suggestions?