Missing Tooth Blues? A Temporary Tooth Implant Can Return Your Smile

Missing Tooth Blues? A Temporary Tooth Implant Can Return Your Smile

We Want to Be Your Mt. Airy-Area Dental Provider for All Your Dental Services Needs
A missing tooth is an unfortunate and uncomfortable situation for anyone. Besides the missing functionality of the tooth, aesthetically, a missing tooth can cause you not to want to smile and affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. You don’t want to be that person that’s always covering your smile when you greet people or take photos. A temporary tooth implant could be the answer. Also known as flipper dentures, a temporary tooth implant is a removable partial denture or appliance. They are commonly made out of acrylic and look as natural as the one it’s replacing. It can be the size of a single tooth or several, depending on what you require. Our local Mt. Airy dental clinic performs temporary tooth implant services as well as implant restoration and any other general, family or cosmetic services.

A Temporary Tooth While Waiting for Implants Is Sometimes Necessary

A Temporary Tooth While Waiting for Implants Is Sometimes Necessary

Besides needing a temporary tooth implant to replacing a single missing tooth, they are also used for other purposes. Such as if you’re in the process of getting permanent dental implants, you’ll need to use temporary flipper dentures in the short term until you’ve finished with the implants procedures, which can take several months. A removable dental flipper is an attractive option for the when getting dental implants the temporary tooth can be used during the lengthy procedure. Removable dental flippers are also an option for those that don’t need or want a bridge as they will help fill the gaps left by a missing tooth or teeth. Keep in mind that while some people may use the temporary tooth implant as a permanent solution, it’s not always recommended. There are disadvantages to long-term use. Since they are removable, it can be uncomfortable for some people and can take some time to get used to them. They can be flipped out with your tongue, so some people will have to have adjustments done from time to time because they find that they “play” with the denture appliance while wearing it. Another issue reported by patients is that they can feel like they get loose quite a bit. The biggest advantages are that a removable dental flipper will return your smile to you. Thus your self-esteem will improve. Also, a single removable dental flipper can be a more affordable option for those without dental insurance or are simply on a tight budget. On average, a removable dental flipper can cost from $300-$500. They also are prone to staining. Specifically for those that drink tea, coffee or dark juices and for those that smoke or have poor hygiene habits. The temporary tooth implant should be removed and cleaned often. Not with toothpaste mind you, but with a mild soap. And the area of your mouth with the missing teeth must be thoroughly brushed with a soft-bristle brush to keep the area free from food particles.

We Want to Be Your Mt. Airy-Area Dental Provider for All Your Dental Services Needs

We Want to Be Your Mt. Airy-Area Dental Provider for All Your Dental Services Needs

For any of your temporary tooth implant needs our Mt. Airy-area dental clinic wants to help. We have a staff of reliable, dedicated and friendly dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists ready to return your smile to you and your family. Whether you need general dentistry services or cosmetic, emergency, or any other kind of dental services, we have you covered. We offer affordable services when you need them. We understand that not everyone has dental insurance or if they do it may not cover all procedures. So we have prices that are affordable and competitive. We can work with any budget. We also work with third-party dental lenders for those that need it. So call us today for an appointment. One of our friendly associates will schedule you for a time that’s convenient for you.