Missing one or more teeth can be embarrassing. But if you are missing your upper front teeth, the potential to be embarrassed is only magnified. But that is not something that you have to live with.
If you are tired of trying to hide your missing teeth when you speak smile or laugh, or avoid having your picture taken, why not talk to our dentist, Dr. Diana Craft about a flipper denture? A flipper denture gets its name from the fact that it can easily be flipped out of place with your tongue. It is not an actual denture. It is really a retainer with prosthetic teeth mounted on the front. They are not as strong as regular dentures, but if finances are a concern for you, they can be an inexpensive solution.
As we said earlier, flippers are not as strong as regular dentures or your natural teeth, so you need to be careful with hard or tough foods. You also need to clean your flipper every day. You should gently brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a denture paste. You can also use hand or dish soap, or a solution of vinegar and water. It is also a good idea to soak them overnight in a denture solution to help clean them.
If you are ready to restore your smile and would like to learn more about flipper dentures in San Clemente, California, we would love to see you! You can make an appointment at Diana Craft Dental by calling 949-218-0433 today!