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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?
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
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
Does teeth really shift after tooth removed without flipper in place?
Feel as if flipper can do more damage than good?
Hit in mouth, now front right tooth pain and it's loose, what should I do? I have a flipper for my front left from previous accident
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
If i get a dental implant for a front tooth, what takes the place of the missing space during healing if not having an immediate load or a flipper?
Hi, how long after getting braces put on and baby teeth extracted can a "fake" tooth or "flipper" be put on the wire?
Resubmit: I will have 3 tooth extractions (furthest back ones) of my upper back jaw. Can I fill part of the empty space for esthetics without flipper?
Fixed vs Removable: Prosthetics can either be fixed or removable in nature... not much other choice. The "flipper" is your removable choice. If your dentist/periodontist team wishes to use any implants that are placed as abutments for a temporary bridge while they heal, then that is your fixed solution. The pros and cons should be discussed with your team. You can always leave the space empty for the short run. ...Read more
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