A flipper is a dental term we use often within the dental industry, but by the large number of searches for “pictures of a dental flipper”, I believe the general public does not know what a dental flipper is.
The most technically accurate name for the dental flipper is an acrylic based removable partial denture. This is most often used on a “temporary” basis. I have seen patients keep these flippers for decades. I have also seen flippers fracture in a few months.
A flipper has been used in this patient as a provisional or temporary front tooth until the final restoration using a dental implant, a zirconia abutment and all ceramic crowns. This will all be illustrated and described in subsequent blogs.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A