Nothing can replace a bright smile. A full smile can make you feel better about socializing, and can help you feel more effective in the workplace. When you are missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious, and may even lack confidence.When those missing teeth are your front teeth, it can be especially embarrassing. There are many ways of restoring missing teeth, and some processes to take longer than others. If you are interested in a tooth replacement procedure that takes less time than other processes, you may want to talk to your dentist about a flipper.
A flipper is type of temporary denture that can fill the gaps in your teeth; and sometimes one can be made during a same-day visit. A flipper is less expensive than other tooth replacement options. A flipper usually replaces your front teeth, and is commonly used until you and your dentist can decide on a permanent solution. Some patients may use them as a permanent replacements, but your dentist may recommend using a flipper until you can have implants or bridge put in. Your dentist will suggest the right course of treatment for you.
A flipper is different kind of denture. It is more like a retainer, which can be easily removed from your mouth, so it is a good idea to take good care of it, and not move it around while it is in your mouth. Furthermore, it needs to be brushed, but not with toothpaste. Regular dishwashing or hand soap can be used. You should also place your flipper in a soaking solution overnight, or when you are not wearing it for a long period of time.
If you are missing teeth, and would like to discuss restoration options with our dentist, Dr. Christine Hervas, we would be happy to make an appointment for you. Contact Crossroads Dental in Luling, Texas, at 830.351.6202, today. We look forward to helping to give you a beautiful smile.