What You Need to Know About Flipper Dentures

Do you require an extraction in preparation for your denture implants? Here’s how a flipper denture can help you maintain the function and aesthetics of your smile while you wait for your new replacement teeth.

Are you missing one or more teeth due to oral disease, an accident, or age? Whatever the cause, it’s critical to replace any lost teeth as soon as you can. Visiting your denturist is critical because missing teeth can lead to a host of problems and may even:

  • Lead to further tooth loss
  • Cause bone loss
  • Make it difficult for you to follow a balanced and healthy diet
  • Make it hard for you to speak
  • Alter your physical appearance and make you look older


Affordable and Quality Denture Solutions in Calgary

At our Calgary denture clinic, we offer our patients a wide range of tooth replacement services and solutions, including full/partial dentures, implant-supported dentures, emergency repairs, and flipper dentures at an affordable cost.

We also offer house calls and flexible payment plans to make your experience as stress-free and smooth as possible.

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Your Guide to Flipper Dentures: Everything You Need to Know

Flipper dentures (also known as acrylic removable partial dentures) are a type of temporary denture that is used to fill in gaps in your smile. They are usually used to replace missing front teeth temporarily in cases where your denture needs to be repaired or you’re waiting for your mouth to heal from dental implant surgery.

Many patients opt for a flipper denture because it can fill in any visible gaps, so you don’t have to go without a tooth while waiting for your tooth implant to heal or your dentures to be repaired.

Quick Facts About Flipper Dentures

  • It’s very easy to insert and it can be removed for regular cleaning
  • It will improve your aesthetic appearance and make chewing/speaking easier
  • It can be constructed before your natural tooth is removed so you don’t have to live with unsightly tooth gaps.
  • It’s made from a pink gum-coloured denture acrylic and may have clasps that fit around existing teeth to help hold it in place.
  • It may feel bulky or awkward in your mouth at first, but over time you should become used to it.
  • The cost of your flipper dentures will vary depending on factors such as how many teeth are needed and the material used by your denturist.


4 Benefits of Flipper Dentures

Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefit of using a flipper denture to temporarily replace a missing tooth while waiting for your dental implant or your dentures, flipper teeth offer patients numerous benefits, such as:

  1. They can be modified. The structure of flipper teeth allow for some flexibility. This means that if you lose another tooth, your denturist can simply add this onto the denture.
  2. Flipper teeth are a low cost and quick solution. Flipper dentures are cost-effective, which makes them ideal for many patients. They can also be made prior to your extraction and will be put into place immediately afterwards.
  3. They’re comfortable. Flipper dentures are made from a very lightweight, yet durable, material, making them extremely comfortable and convenient to wear.
  4. They’ll improve the aesthetics of your smile. When you lose a tooth in a highly visible place, it can cause embarrassment. Flipper teeth will instantly improve the look of your smile and help you feel more confident.


Flipper Dentures Are Not a Permanent Solution

Usually, flipper dentures are only a temporary solution and once your mouth has healed, a more permanent tooth replacement option, such as implants, will be used. Since flipper dentures do have a looser fit, they’re not a good long-term option for many patients.

When Can Flipper Dentures Be Used as a Permanent Solution?

However, in certain cases, flipper dentures may be a suitable permanent tooth replacement option. Your denturist may recommend the long-term use of this denture if you have financial limitations or if you aren’t a good candidate for dental implants or a fixed bridge.


Call Our Calgary Denture Clinic

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our tooth implants and other tooth replacement solutions, including dentures and flexible partials, contact us at (403) 475-0016 or book a FREE consultation.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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