Losing baby teeth is a big deal! Aside from the fact that it’s kind of weird and strange that our teeth all fall out at some point when we’re young, it’s also a sign that your kiddo is growing u…Read More
Creating Straight Smiles with Space Maintainers
We all know that children will eventually lose their baby teeth. But what happens when your little one loses a baby tooth before his/her permanent tooth is ready to come in? Or what if your child is missing a permanent tooth? At Treasured Teeth, our pediatric dentists have a simple solution for ensuring that your little one’s smile develops as it should. It’s called a space maintainer.
When placed by a dentist, a space maintainer preserves the space where a tooth should be so that the permanent tooth—or a custom-made prosthetic—can someday fill it. It also prevents nearby teeth from shifting out of their proper alignment. The goal of fitting your child with a space maintainer is to help him/her develop a straight, healthy smile, preventing the need for orthodontics and minimizing the risk of TMJ dysfunction.
Does your child need a space maintainer because of a missing tooth? Call Treasured Teeth to schedule a consultation appointment with our team. Our pediatric dentists would be happy to assess your child’s situation and offer a treatment recommendation. We offer comprehensive care to children from Montrose, Commerce City, and Thornton; the team at our dental clinic looks forward to working with you!