HEALING CAPS

Implanova® healing components provide a simple & versatile solution for soft tissue healing after implant placement. They are used to protect the inner configuration of the implant fixture, as well as maintain, stabilize and form soft tissue during the healing process. Implanova® healing components have an integrated external thread and are designed to be directly fastened into the Implanova® Bone Level implant fixture without the need of an additional screw or component. All Implanova® healing components fit all Implanova® implant sizes. Implanova® healing components utilize ConeLock™ technology, utilizing the conical, Morse tapered body design to ensure tight, uniform sealing with the internal surfaces of the implant. Healing caps and abutments also feature a single hexagonal socket size that is universal to the Implanova® implant system and compatible with the Pick ‘Em Up™ Hex Drivers.

Caution: Due to ConeLock™ technology, once the healing cap is screwed on the implant, it may become impossible to unscrew the healing cap without unscrewing the implant with even as low as 5 Ncm force, unless the implant is integrated (6 weeks out). Therefore, if you are placing the healing cap at the time of initial placement, make sure the implant is secure (larger than 30 NCm insertion torque) and you have the correct healing cap selected for diameter and neck length.

Cover screws are designed to be used in two stage technique where the muco-periosteum is brought over the implant head at the time of placement. The cover screw comes in one size (2.8 mm diameter) and is designed to be flush with the implant surface when placed. This cover screw would be removed at a subsequent surgery and replaced with either an appropriate healing cap or abutment. Cover screws are specially indicated when the initial stability of implant is questionable (less than 10NCm insertion torque.) Conventional healing caps (tissue formers) are designed to be extended through the thickness of gingival tissue and into the oral cavity in order to form the soft tissue for ideal emergence profile of future restorations. These healing caps are available in 3 diameters – Narrow (4.1mm), Standard (4.8mm), and Wide (6.5mm) – and are selected based on the available space between the two adjacent teeth and the type of intended prosthesis to be used. For each healing cap diameter, there are 3 different neck lengths available – Short (2.4mm), Medium (3.8mm), and Long (5.3mm) – which are designed to be used with crestal, subcrestal (1mm), and way subcrestal (2mm) implant placements, respectively. Upon proper healing and implant integration, the healing cap can then be removed and replaced by an appropriate bone level abutment

Caution: It is important to use medium and long neck healing caps when the implant placement is subcrestal or way subcrestal to allow adequate space for biological width and allow bone growth over the implant head. Placing a short healing cap on a subcrestally placed implant may cause crestal bone loss until the minimum biologic width is established. It is recommended to use longer neck healing caps when in doubt to allow room for adequate crestal bone formation and biological width establishment. The more appropriate neck length can be selected when selecting/making the abutment.

Sling healing caps are offered as a unique solution for mucoperiosteal flap stabilization during the initial healing process. The special divergent head of the sling healing caps prevents sutures from sliding off during the suturing process and/or subsequent movement and swelling of soft tissue. Sling healing caps have a diameter of 5.5 mm. They come in short and long neck iterations used for different levels of implant placement. They help prevent soft tissue from growing over the healing cap when dealing with mobile, thick and/or inflamed periosteum.

Caution: Sling healing caps would place more forces on the implant during the healing phase. Because of this, the clinician must be confident that the initial stability of the implant is sufficient to withstand this added pressure from the movement of the mucosa, muscle pull and the temporary prosthesis it may support.Implanova® healing components should be placed manually or at 20 rpm with a torque of no more than 15NCm. The material constituent of all Implanova® healing components is grade 23 titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V ELI) per ASTM F136. As an alternative to placing healing components, Implanova® abutments can be utilized at the time of implant placement if the clinical situation allows.