When people are missing teeth, they may look for options for replacing those teeth like wearing a flipper tooth. What is a tooth flipper?
A flipper tooth is similar to a denture and is sometimes called a partial denture. Flipper teeth are false teeth that are held in resin, vinyl, or composite material to fit securely in the mouth.
Some flipper teeth have small, metal clips to secure it to the person’s natural teeth. A partial denture design may use the shape of the composite material rather than metal clips to hold it in place.
In order to make flipper teeth fit properly the dental lab must be supplied with a mold of the person’s teeth and gums. People can get fitted for flipper teeth by their dentist.
A dental lab that helps customers through the Internet may send the customer a mold and material to make their own dental impressions. This is then sent back to the lab so that they can make the partial denture.
Tooth flipper are made to look like the person’s natural teeth. The color of the false teeth is matched to the shade of the person’s teeth.
When a person has a missing tooth, it can cause their teeth to shift in their mouths. This can change the person’s bite and alter the wearing of the teeth which can lead to more dental problems.
A partial denture can help keep the natural teeth in position to avoid further problems. Therefore, the purpose of dental flipper teeth is not purely cosmetic.
The flipper teeth should allow the person to eat and talk normally. People who get flipper teeth often find that they can talk and eat better than they could before getting them.
A person who is considering the purchase of tooth flipper should consult the dentist or dental lab for prices and how long the partial dentures would be expected to last. In many cases, the partial dentures can last ten years or longer.
Some partial dentures may come with a warranty that will cover the replacement of the denture if it does not fit well or gets broken. The patient should discuss the warranty with the dentist or dental lab.
When using a dentist, the patient may need a few appointments in order to get flipper teeth. The first visit may be to discuss the choices that the person has for replacing a missing tooth such as dental implants or a bridge.
If the person decides on a flipper tooth, then the mold of the patient’s mouth would be made. The person would usually have to come back at a later date for the fitting of the partial denture. The dentist may recommend follow up visits to make sure there are no problems with the denture and its fit.
A denture business is an option for someone who needs a partial denture. These types of businesses can often produce dentures for the patient while the patient waits. The wait for a tooth flipper is definitely worthwhile.