What Does a Dental Flipper Look like?


A dental flipper is a temporary solution for replacing missing teeth. It is in the form of acrylic teeth connected to an acrylic plate that is fastened with wires in the mouth. They have to be removed before eating.
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A dental flipper looks very much like a denture, and it is most often used to provide a temporary fix to lost teeth. Dental flippers are a great option because it takes anywhere from six weeks to 6 months for the gums and bones of the mouth to heal before they can be worked on to affix a partial or implant. A dental flipper may be a full set of top or bottom teeth, or just have the one missing tooth on it, so that it fits snugly like a retainer, but fills in the space left vacant by the missing tooth.
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