I had a failed root canal tooth pulled (tooth #8, the big front top tooth) on Wednesday and an implant put in place. Now I have a big gaping hole where the tooth was, which I now have a plastic "flipper" to wear until the implant is complete.
Has anyone else worn a flipper tooth for 3 months? I am distraught at the thought because it feels so awful in my mouth. It feels like I have a big blob of hard gum on the roof of my mouth and affects my speaking, etc. I feel that I may gag while wearing it!
I am only to wear it when I leave my house since I look like a jack-o-lantern without it. I am beginning to wish I never had this $5,000 implant work
. I sure hope it will seem worth it when I have the new crown in place.