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Flipper Tooth: What You Need to Know

A flipper tooth, also known as acrylic removable partial denture is an attractive prosthetic tooth option. It rests on your lower jaw or fits along your mouth palate, and usually has one or more prosthetic teeth connected to it.

Flipper Tooth

Flipper Tooth Benefits

It’s one of the best removable temporary tooth replacement options and is also very successful. The following are some of the many advantages of getting a flipper tooth.

  • Affordable – The primary benefit of using dental flippers is that they are cheaper when compared to other denture alternatives. The cost of a single flipper is only about 25% of the cost of a dental implant.

  • Easy to manufacture – Flippers can be created quickly by your denturist or dentist. Their manufacturing process is less time consuming, and in most cases, you can get them the same day or the next day.

  • Natural appearance – A flipper tooth appears relatively natural. It beautifully covers the gaps created by the loss of your natural teeth and gives you a full smile.

  • Stabilizes your existing teeth – A temporary flipper tooth will help your existing tooth from shifting towards the gap formed by the missing teeth till you get your permanent replacement.

  • Convenient – Besides, a flipper tooth is super easy to wear and convenient to remove and replace.

Flipper Tooth Cost

A flipper tooth is one of the least expensive prosthetic tooth choices. However, the prices can vary, depending on how many teeth you will be replacing using the flipper and the materials used to manufacture it. In general, a flipper tooth will cost around $300 and $500. However, you may also need to pay additional charges for its periodic adjustment and repairs.

Can I eat with a flipper tooth?

Yes. Having a flipper tooth makes eating much more comfortable as you can easily chew the food. Ask your dental professional if a flipper is a right solution for you.

How do you take care of a flipper tooth?

Taking care of your flipper tooth is simple. Make sure to follow a regular maintenance schedule.

  • Remove the flipper tooth before going to bed every night.

  • Clean it thoroughly with a denture brush after every meal. Proper cleaning of your flipper will prevent infection-causing bacteria and bits of food from sticking to it. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush, mild soap, and warm water.

  • Store your flipper in a glass of water when not in use to prevent them from drying out.

  • Avoid shifting your flipper tooth in your mouth with your tongue. Doing so will loosen it.

  • It is also preferred to keep your flipper tooth immersed in a denture cleaner overnight 2-3 times a week.

  • Avoid dark-colored foods and beverages that can stain your flippers, such as cranberry juice, coffee, and beets.

If you need help determining whether a dental flipper is suited for you, visit the European Denture Center today. Our dentists and denturist will help you choose the best treatment for your situation.

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