When a child loses his or her teeth, a dentist can insert space maintenance equipment in your child’s mouth to ensure that their adult teeth will grow accurately. At our practice, we offer the most durable and effective space maintainers. Our dental experts will insert the space maintainers carefully and ensure that your child’s teeth grow in the right place.
What are Space Maintainers?
A space maintainer is a dental appliance used to leave space in children who have lost a milk tooth before an adult tooth is ready to grow. Here are some benefits of space maintainers:
- It ensures that the remaining teeth are steady
- It sometimes helps to improve speech
- It supports the proper growth of permanent teeth
Procedure For Space Maintainers
The space maintainers we offer at our practice are of various types, can be created differently, and be used in other mouth areas. Our space maintainers work on a single principle, ‘preserving’ space left behind by the early loss of a baby tooth to stop the surrounding teeth from growing in a way that obstructs the growth of a future permanent tooth.
What’s more, our space maintainer consists of a plastic or metal guide plane along which the permanent molar erupts. They are removable if the primary first and second molars are nowhere; our specialists incorporate the length and span in a partial denture. Our dental experts take careful measurement and positioning to ensure that the space maintainer’s reason is fulfilled. Our team of experts takes a radiograph to display the framework of the teeth.
Our dedicated team decides which kind of space maintainer to use, depending on the framework of your surrounding teeth. For instance, if your lower primary molars have been lost, our specialists will use a bilateral band and loop. Children usually take some days to get used to the space maintainer and will need to clean it occasionally to keep the gum tissue healthy and free of dental plaque.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today at our practice to schedule a simple consultation. Our dedicated team will be happy to meet with you and recommend the right space maintainers for your child.