If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many options to fill the gap in your smile. Some are more permanent than others, but all can help you regain your confidence in your smile and eat better.
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Often, a quick solution to a missing tooth is a diy flipper tooth (also known as an acrylic removable partial denture). They are easy to make, can be used until you are ready to go with a dental bridge or implant and offer a faster turnaround time than other temporary replacements.
It’s important to note that while a flipper tooth can look natural, they are not designed for eating and may feel uncomfortable in your mouth. This can make talking and other oral activities difficult, so it’s important to train yourself to use them properly.
They’re less durable than longer-term tooth replacement solutions, so they can break easily if not cared for correctly.
Gum disease and tooth decay can occur if they are not cleaned and maintained. This can lead to gum recession, which will affect the way your mouth looks and function.
The risk of gum disease also increases if you rely on a flipper tooth to chew food. It’s important to choose softer foods and chew them evenly on both sides of your mouth, using mostly your back teeth.
If you have questions about flippers or would like to know more about other options for filling gaps in your smile, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment with our office. We’ll provide personalized recommendations based on your needs and preferences.