Flipper, Interim Denture
Cover that Missing Tooth
Give Yourself a Fresh New Look!
A dental flipper is the least expensive way to replace a missing tooth. Often it is used as a temporary tooth replacement while you wait for a dental bridge or for healing after a dental implant is placed.
A dental flipper is made out of acrylic. It is made by taking an impression of your mouth, and then a plaster cast is poured. The cast is sent to a laboratory with a prescription that includes the shade of the tooth. An acrylic tooth is selected that most closely matches the shade of your teeth and a pink plate is molded to fit your palate (on the upper) or to fit just inside the tongue side of your teeth (on the lower).
For a little extra cost, 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. A dental flipper is meant to be temporary. The flipper pressess somewhat on the gums and therefore is not very healthy for the gums. They also break easily, and it can be difficult to eat with them. They may not be strong enough to eat on and may have to be removed for meals.
At Art of Dentistry, we focus on giving you back your smile and making sure you feel comfortable showing off your pearly whites. We work in English and Spanish, so you can feel confident in the services that you’re receiving at all times. If you need restorative dentistry work, you can book your session online. Most appointments are one hour, and the work you need may take one or more sessions to complete. Reach out to us on our chat to learn more about what we do and how we can help make your dental goals a reality. Call us today by dialing (928) 257-3688 and learn more about our team. We’d love to set up an appointment for you and see you in our clinic soon.
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