Filling The Gaps In Patients’ Teeth
What Is A Flipper?
A flipper tooth is a removable, temporary tooth replacement for patients who have lost a tooth due to disease or injury. Flippers are very easy to pop in and out, which is particularly useful for keeping them clean. This is also a great option while you wait for your permanent implant.
Common Types Of Dental Flippers
There are four basic types of removable flippers.
- Removable dental flipper or retainer. This type of flipper looks just like an orthodontic retainer, except that it has a tooth or teeth attached to fill in the gaps of your natural teeth.
- Delineator. This type is very similar to a removable retainer type, but it’s made of a more pliable material and is only suitable for some patients.
- Ness Appliance. This type is basically an invisible aligner tray that has a tooth or teeth in it.
How Do I Know If I’m A Candidate For A Flipper?
Dr. Brad Welsh & Associates will be able to determine which type of flipper will be best for your situation so that you can have your complete smile back! Call 330-674-4876 or email us to get more information on what’s the best option for you.