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How do I care for my temporary partial(flipper)?

Partial Dentures Orlando FLPlease follow these instructions, as well as instructions provided by your dentist for optimal results in use and longevity of your appliance.


  • Brush and floss your teeth before insertion every day
  • Wear your Flipper at all times during the day except for when eating.  The Flipper is designed to serve as a cosmetic appliance as well as hold the adjacent teeth in position so the space doesn’t close.


  • Upon removal brush the Flipper with a denture brush.
  • Your appliance may be soaked in an over the counter denture cleaner for 2-3 times a week overnight
  • Store your flipper in a case with water when not being worn. This is to prevent the appliance from drying out.
  • NEVER  soak your appliance in mouthwash, or alcohol based rinses
  • NEVER soak your appliance in bleach or harsh chemicals
  • NEVER boil your appliance, it can distort.


  • Be aware that your Flipper is a temporary appliance designed to be worn while your tissue is healing from surgery.
  • You can expect your Flipper to last for the normal healing time of 8-12 months.  They are not for use while eating.

 If your Flipper is lost or broken it is important to have a new one fabricated to retain the space for the final restoration. For more info, contact our Orlando dental office today!

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