Jensyn asked in HealthDental · 9 months ago

What is a dental flipper retainer?

I will have to get one of my molars extracted. It’s #30. I am extremely nervous, I have always took care of my teeth and never wanted any extracted. I seen the flipper retainer. Is this something that can be long term? Of course, I wouldn’t wear it to bed, while eating, and only about 7 hours a day. I can not afford a bridge, root canal, or implant at this time. I know the tooth is in the back, you can’t really see it but I would still be self conscious while smiling or laughing, or even talking. 

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Unless you laugh with a wide open mouth and someone is as close to your face as your nose, NO ONE is going to see it. The other molars shift.

    You are being ridiculous, I had my back molars out 30 years ago, no one can see that far back.

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