Can you use a dental flipper for a bottom tooth?
– Debra from Colorado
A flipper is a simple tooth replacement, usually for one or two missing teeth, that merely affixes a false tooth on a plastic plate that snaps into your mouth. It usually has a couple of simple wire clasps on it. It’s most often used for upper teeth, because they are the most visible and cause the most embarrassment if they’re missing. But yes, depending on the room the dentist has between your lower teeth and where your tongue attaches, a flipper can probably be made to replace a bottom tooth.
Just remember that a dental flipper is not very sturdy and is usually made to be temporary.
– Dr. Hall
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About David A. Hall
Dr. David A. Hall was one of the first 40 accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. He practiced cosmetic dentistry in Iowa, and in 1990 earned his accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is now president of Infinity Dental Web, a company in Mesa, Arizona that does advanced internet marketing for dentists.
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