A 61-year-old male asked:
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i will also have 2 surgical implants placed between other teeth with healing abutments. what can fill in the empty space and not use a flipper?

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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If is not an esthetic area it is best to use nothing at all. In the esthetic zone a temporary abutment and crown with no bite on it can be used in some situations.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not Much: A temporary removable partial denture (flipper) is usually used. Are you wearing anything now? If not, another three or four months will not make a difference. If you are wearing a denture, have your dentist modify it for use over the implants.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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Dr. Thomas V. Dembski
40 years experience Dentistry
A vacuum-formed splint may be more comfortable but may be more visible. My personal choice would be the more expensive flexible vinyl stayplate.
Jul 12, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
“Snap-on” teeth: A suck down retainer with a tooth placed in the missing areas. These appliance must always be removed when you eat food. It's affordable, efficient and comfortable,
Answered on Dec 3, 2015
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