A flipper is best suited for replacing 1-3 teeth for a short period of time. For example, if you plan to have an implant placed or a bridge made in the near future, a flipper can serve as an interim solution until more definitive treatment can be completed.
If you are missing all of your teeth or if all of your teeth need to be removed due to decay or gum disease, you may be a candidate for complete dentures. Dentures are not the same as your real teeth, but are a great improvement over no teeth at all. Compared to having no teeth, dentures make it easier to speak, eat, and smile confidently. Our office will take the time to assess whether a complete dentures are right for you. If so, our doctors we will work with you over several appointments to fabricate a lifelike, comfortable set of dentures. If you need teeth removed prior to having dentures made, we do offer tooth extractions at our office.