Space Maintainers in San Marcos, CA
When baby (primary) teeth are lost before the permanent teeth erupt, the space may need to be held with a space maintainer (spacer) to prevent drifting of the adjacent teeth. If drifting occurs, the permanent teeth may become impacted in the bone, crowded or erupt in the incorrect position. Spacers are removed when the new tooth erupts. They are custom made for your child’s mouth and discrete in appearance. They can sometimes feel uncomfortable at first, but most children easily adjust to them after a few days. Instructions will be given to you and your child on how to properly maintain this appliance.
Space maintainers are a great way to reduce the chances of your child needing braces, which can be expensive and uncomfortable. Oftentimes, when a child loses a primary tooth, the remaining teeth may shift around, thus causing the emerging adult tooth to come in crooked or even in the entirely wrong place. With space maintainers, you can be confident that this will not happen to your child! These custom-made appliances keep teeth straight and in alignment even when there are large gaps in your child’s smile.
The dental professionals at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos all have special training in providing quality pediatric care to children of all ages, including special needs kids. Your child’s health and safety are always our number one priority here, and of course, we’re always happy to provide parents with as much information they could ever want about pediatric dentistry and our many dental services.
Do you have any questions about space maintainers, our practice or any of our other services? Are you interested in scheduling your child’s appointment? Simply call Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos at 760-798-2825 or visit our convenient office location today. We can’t wait to meet and take care of you family!