Re: do "flippers" feel/look natural? please help!
I had a flipper for about a month while I was waiting for my partial to be made. It was for one tooth, #7, just right of center on the top. I had several other teeth missing but only the front tooth was noticeable, so the flipper was for cosmetic reasons only.
It 'suctioned' to the roof of my mouth...it didnot come out when I coughed or sneezed, though I did remove it (inconspicuously) when I ate and at night while sleeping.
I felt like I talked a little different at times....kinda like I had a wad of
gum in the roof of my mouth. That happened mainly when I tried to talk too fast, which does happen at times for me. :-)
I think flippers are a wonderful thing!!!! There is no way I would have gone out in public with a gap where a front tooth should be. AND, it was only for a short time...well worth any inconvenience in my opinion.
edited to add...my 19 year old daughter (who can be quite critical) as well as other family members and friends were unable to tell which tooth was the fake one attached to the flipper. My dentist did an excellent job!
Last edited by Dendeb; 11-09-2005 at 03:51 PM.