Space Maintainers For Premature Tooth Loss
What Are Space Maintainers?
If a child loses a baby tooth earlier than expected or their adult tooth is late in erupting, they may benefit from space maintainers to hold the place for the incoming tooth or teeth. Space maintainers are appliances that help ensure that adult teeth come in where they should. They can be fixed or removable and they are custom-made for each child.
Whenever a child loses a tooth before it was loose, or if they lost it normally but the adult tooth is taking a long time to come in, it’s a good idea to bring them to be examined and determine whether a space maintainer is necessary If you have any questions about space maintainers or think your child might need one, give us a call at (905) 896-3622 or send us a email.