How We Use Space Maintainers for Your Child’s Dental Health

Learn about space maintainers for children at the Pediatric Dental Center.Children may lose baby teeth early due to injury, decay, or the need for extraction. When this happens, maintaining the space left by the lost tooth is crucial for their overall dental health. At the Pediatric Dental Center in Kentucky, we provide custom space maintainers to ensure your child’s permanent teeth can grow properly and healthily.

What Is a Space Maintainer?

A space maintainer is a custom-made appliance that is cemented into your child’s mouth. Its primary function is to preserve the space left by a missing baby tooth, allowing the permanent tooth to erupt naturally in its designated spot. By keeping the space open, a space maintainer prevents nearby teeth from shifting into the gap, which could lead to misalignment and the need for orthodontic treatment in the future.

Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

Baby teeth play a critical role in your child’s dental development. They guide permanent teeth into the correct positions and support the growth of jaw bones and muscles. When a baby tooth is lost prematurely, maintaining the space helps ensure proper alignment and development of your child’s smile.

Is a Space Maintainer Right for Your Child?

Not every child who loses a baby tooth early will require a space maintainer. Our experienced pediatric dentists will discuss your child’s specific situation with you to determine if a space maintainer is the best option. Our goal is to provide personalized care that supports your child’s dental health.

Trust the Pediatric Dental Center for Your Child’s Care

Our team at the Pediatric Dental Center in Kentucky is committed to providing expert, compassionate care for your child’s dental needs. We understand how important it is to maintain proper dental development, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

If your child has lost a tooth early, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will assess their needs and work with you to determine the best course of action for their dental health and future smile. Let’s ensure your child’s dental development stays on track!

Contact the Pediatric Dental Center for a positive dentist experience!

5495 N Bend Rd Ste 102
Burlington, Kentucky 41005

Phone: 859-334-1248

220 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Phone: 859-341-3012

418 Cross Roads Blvd
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Phone: 859-898-2273