TikTokers are making DIY teeth out of InstaMorph beads

User Gypsy Lou posted a series of videos explaining how she figured out a cheaper version of partial dentures. The TikToker ordered a pack of InstaMorph beads — plastic beads that can be heated then molded into various shapes — and showed how she made her own “flipper”. A “flipper” refers to an acrylic, removable partial denture or prosthetic tooth. A typical flipper can cost between $300 to $500, not including charges for adjustments or repairs. “I’m not rich,” she says in a video. “If you’re missing one or two teeth and you don’t have the money to go to the dentist, seriously, Morph beads from Amazon will change your life”. Many comments on Lou’s videos shared the same sentiment: A lot of the people willing to try InstaMorph can’t afford proper dental work. But dentists absolutely hate it. One even commented on Lou’s first video. “Dental professional here,” they wrote. “No No No”. InstaMorph beads can cause serious damage as they are not hygienic, meaning all sorts of food and bacteria will get caught around them, and can even infect the nearby teeth