Is It Possible to Get a Dental Flipper the Same Day?


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Some dentists can provide patients with removable partial dentures, also called "flippers," on the same day as their extractions, according to North Coast Dental in Parma, Ohio, and Dr. Robert Smith in West Hollywood, California. It takes only takes one to two hours to make a flipper, explains Dr. Smith.

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Dentists can have flippers made prior to the extractions, and they can easily and inexpensively adjust them to add more teeth if later extractions are necessary, states Terra Green Dental in Springfield, Missouri. However, flippers also have some disadvantages. For example, their acrylic construction is brittle, which leads to frequent breaks. Flippers also tend to be somewhat irregular in shape and less stable than non-removable dental fixtures.

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