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Dental Flipper / Flipper Teeth

A dental flipper, or flipper teeth, is a removable, lightweight, partial denture that is used as a temporary replacement for one or more missing teeth. A flipper tooth, or flipper teeth, can be constructed before a planned extraction. Flipper teeth can be a good solution during the process of getting your mouth ready for a dental implant or partial dentures to replace missing teeth.

A dental flipper is relatively inexpensive as these things go. But the price depends on the number of teeth that need replacing, and the materials used. A dental flipper that has wire clasps may also cost more.

Flipper teeth are suitable for both children and adults, and can restore the look of a full set of teeth in an immediate and inexpensive way. While a dental flipper is normally a temporary fix, some adults will choose flipper teeth as a more permanent, relatively inexpensive solution for tooth loss.

Pros and Cons of Flipper Teeth


  • Quick solution
  • Fewer visits to the dentist than required for a permanent partial denture
  • Lightweight
  • Can be modified to add another tooth later on


  • Weak – they can make it hard to chew, so some people take them out while eating
  • Noticable – a dental flipper does not look as natural as partial dentures or dental implants, and the metal clasps may show.
  • May be uncomfortable
  • Can become loose after a short period of time

If you are looking for a permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth, talk to your dentist about the options available to you. For more money, spread out in payments, you can get a permanent solution to teeth loss that looks better, feels better, and will last longer.

Call the Eastburn Dental office today at 251-344-2126 to schedule an appointment.