space maintainer
13Jun, 2018

Space Maintainer

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A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. Sometimes baby teeth are lost prematurely and the result is a poor formation of permanent teeth. Premature loss can happen if an accident like a fall, sports injury, tooth abscess, or infection occurs. Regardless of why a child has missing primary teeth, it’s important to consider space maintainers to ensure he or she develops permanent teeth in correct locations. If one primary tooth is missing for more than a short period, […]