Information about Space Maintainers
Baby teeth are supposed to fall out, but sometimes a child may lose a tooth before their adult teeth are ready to grow in. While it might not seem like a big problem at the moment, it can lead to more problems if not maintained properly. Dentists can place devices called space maintainers in your child’s mouth to ensure that their adult teeth will grow in properly.
If your child has lost a tooth prematurely, you should schedule a visit with your child’s pediatric dentist. They can examine your child’s mouth and tooth structure and then tell you if your child needs a space maintainer.