It is necessary for a child to need a space maintainer if they lose a baby tooth early or have to have a baby tooth extracted. It is important to know the benefits of a space maintainer and how if can help support your child’s dental health.
What is a space maintainer?
A space maintainer is an appliance that is made by a dentist or orthodontist. It can be removable or cemented in the mouth. The reason to us spacers or space maintainers is to keep the space open or allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into the place. If a baby tooth is lost and the space is not maintained, then teeth can shift into open spaces and orthodontics can be needed. Not every child that looses a tooth needs a space maintainer. It is important to consult with your doctor if you have any questions.
For further information on space maintainer, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282. We would love to answer any and all questions you may have.