Flipper tooth #9:
Much of dentistry has changed in the almost twenty five years I have been in practice in Palm Harbor, Florida. The field of dental implants has gone through a tremendous evolution, root canal therapy is vastly different, the materials and fabrication process of dental crowns is incredibly different, but dental flippers have changed very little. I have seen search traffic looking for pictures of clear flippers. I have also made clear flippers for some of my Palm Harbor patients, but the vast majority are like the flipper seen in this picture.
A dental flipper tooth is usually an interim or temporary tooth. I have seen some Tampa area dental patients use the same dental flipper for over a decade, but this is rare. Dental flippers can be used like immediate dentures, to immediately replace visible teeth upon extraction. Flippers can be used as temporary teeth as bone grafts and dental implants are healing.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A