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I have had a flipper tooth for many years and there is food stuck on the plastic part, i can't get it off no matter how hard i try. How can i?
Swallowed a plastic flipper tooth have had one bowel since an nothing how long could it possibly take I'm very petite 5 98 pnds?
There's any alternative to using a dental flipper besides leaving the tooth space opened(or a bridge)? Can a pontic be bonded for aesthetics/function?
Replacement options: Find a dentist whom you trust and who can go over all your treatment options, both temporary and long term to replace any missing teeth. Understand the pros and cons of each one, think it over carefully and decide on the best long term solution! stress the health of your teeth, your body and understand the difference between value and short term cost. You will be happier in the end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a one tooth dental flipper supposed to be placed into the mouth on a temporary basis? Does it stay in place when eating and affect speech?
Depends: A one tooth flipper is supposed to be used on a temporary basis. It is usually placed after a recent extraction when the tooth is going to be replaced with a bridge or an implant. However, it is commonly used for a much longer duration although that is it not designed for that. Depending on the design, it can stay in place during eating and may affect speech until the patient adapts to it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, how long after getting braces put on and baby teeth extracted can a "fake" tooth or "flipper" be put on the wire?
Ask your orthodontis: Since you are currently in braces and are under the care of an orthodontist, he/she would be the best person to ask this question. In your case it might not be a matter of how soon/how long, but if it is appropriate and when is it most appropriate. Anything we say here would be insufficient compared with your current treating orthodontist's opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Couldn't to wear dental flipper for 2 months, and now it only goes halfway in. Is it safe to wear it half way until it pushes the tooth outwards?
By all means no: Please return to the Dentist that made your appliance. It needs to be adjusted to your current tooth position or remade. A flipper is a static, not an active, appliance. It's designed to hold an existing relationship, not correct tooth malpositions. If you want to move teeth safely and effectively, see a tooth moving specialist, an Orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers