Do you need to replace missing teeth, but time and cost are significant considerations for you? Our dentists may suggest filling in your smile with a visit to Agave Dental Care for a dental flipper in El Paso, Texas. Contact the team at Agave Dental Care by calling 915-833-0303 for an appointment with Dr. Tony Kasallis or Dr. Stephen Sticht to see if this option is a viable one for you.
A dental flipper is a removable denture. Flippers are commonly used as a temporary restoration while permanent dentures are crafted in a lab, but some people choose to use them as a permanent restoration. They are made of lightweight acrylic and used to fill in multiple spaces in your smile. They are held in place by metal clasps. They can improve the look of your smile, help you maintain proper dental alignment, allow you to speak normally and, to a certain degree, restore your ability to bite and chew.
A flipper can be a relatively quick solution to an incomplete smile, and it is much less expensive than dental implants or dentures. However, they are not as strong as implants or dentures and can be easily damaged through teeth grinding and clenching and even by eating hard or tough foods. They are largely a cosmetic treatment and great care should be taken to keep them intact. You should gently clean them with a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. They also need to be soaked every night in a denture solution to remove bacteria and help them maintain their shape.
Please call our office today if you would like to explore this option for your smile.