Space Maintainer

Pediatric Dentistry Edmond

Space Maintainer

Baby teeth are important for normal development; they also keep the space for permanent teeth and guide them into position. When a baby tooth is lost early, it is necessary to place a space maintainer to keep the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. Space maintainers are made of stainless steel or plastic; they can be removable or cemented to the teeth. Close supervision by the Dentist is necessary .