Maintaining Space For Permanent Teeth

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At our office, we utilize leading-edge technology and methods of care to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful at every stage of growth and development. While we strive to maintain the baby teeth until they are ready to fall out on their own, in some cases, due to injury or decay, a baby tooth may need to come about before it is ready. As skilled providers of care, we place space maintainers when a baby tooth is prematurely lost, to serve as a placeholder so that the newly emerging permanent teeth can come into proper alignment.

Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Your child’s primary teeth play an important developmental role. They allow your child to chew, smile and speak with ease as well as serve as placeholders for the succeeding set permanent adult teeth. If your child loses a primary tooth too soon, it can affect the alignment of the teeth and bite later on. As your child’s pediatric dentist, we design and customize a space maintainer to help ensure the ongoing health and development of your child’s smile. The appliance can be either be affixed to any adjacent teeth or it can be designed as a removable one. Our friendly, highly trained professional team will help determine which type of appliance is right for your child. We’ll take the time to help your child adjust to wearing the space maintainer and teach you and your child how to properly wear and care for the appliance, to ensure the most effective outcome of care.

Skilled and Compassionate Providers of Care

At our office, we want every child to enjoy the benefits of a straight smile and optimal oral health. To learn more about our office, and the many services that we provide, or to schedule an appointment for care, give us a call today. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours!