➤ Healing Abutment Considerations ■ Healing abutments are polycarbonate and are indicated for cases in which an abutment is needed to develop and preserve the sulcus and papillae for 180 days or less. ■ Healing abutments may be modified to meet a desired clinical shape. ■ The indicated diameter of a healing abutment is measured at its widest diameter. Its height is measured from the occlusal end of the post to the highest occlusal portion of the healing abutment. ■ If a healing abutment post were to fracture, removal is facilitated with the use of a round carbide bur.