A dental flipper is the least expensive way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is often used as a temporary replacement option while you wait for a dental bridge or for healing for a dental implant.
A dental flipper is made out of acrylic. Wires with little ball ends can be placed to help secure the dental flipper in your mouth. Otherwise, it is secured by the pink acrylic snapping between your teeth.
They can be used by adults who are missing a single tooth, or who have lost several teeth that are not adjacent to each other. Although not the best treatment option, flippers can restore the appearance of natural teeth in a way that is immediate and inexpensive. We may sometimes recommend flippers for children who may have suffered damage to their front teeth and who are still waiting for their permanent teeth to come through. Wearing them can help restore a child’s self-confidence during this period, which can be an important consideration. They can enable a child with a missing tooth to maintain an appealing and pleasant smile.