The Importance of Space Maintainers

The Importance of Space Maintainers

Has your child lost one of their baby teeth early? Did you know that losing baby teeth too early can actually be detrimental to their future primary teeth, smile, and overall oral health? At Lotus Dental Care we are proud to offer space maintainers in Glendale Heights for our patients that have lost a tooth too soon.

What Are Space Maintainers?

A space maintainer is an oral appliance which is custom-made per patient. Space maintainers can be made of plastic or metal and may be removable or fixed depending upon your preference.

Why Space Maintainers?

Although baby teeth do eventually fall out, it is important to keep them healthy and in place until it is time for them to go. When teeth are lost too soon and not addressed, it can actually cause spacing and alignment issues for the primary teeth that will be coming in next. With a space maintainer, the gap in your child’s smile will be maintained and free from other teeth that might try to migrate. This allows for proper eruption during the arrival of their adult teeth.

Who Needs a Space Maintainer?

Timing is extremely important when it comes to getting a space maintainer for your child. We recommend contacting Lotus Dental Care immediately if your child loses a tooth. Once the primary tooth is ready to come in a space maintainer will not be effective.

Get Space Maintainers in Glendale Heights

Want to make sure your child has the most appealing, functional and healthy smile? Schedule their appointment for a Glendale Heights space maintainer today!

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