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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.