Dr. Meriano & Dr. Gumber, Pediatric Dentists

Space Maintainers

About Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are dental appliances used to maintain space in a child’s mouth when a baby tooth is lost prematurely due to decay or injury. They are designed to hold the space between teeth open until the permanent tooth can come in and take its proper place. Space maintainers for children can be removable or fixed, depending on the child’s age and dental condition.

These appliances serve as replacements for missing teeth, providing support so that adjacent teeth do not drift into the empty space left by the missing tooth. Fixed space maintainers are cemented onto adjacent teeth with metal bands or wires. Our pediatric dentists will determine if a space maintainer is right for your child based on their individual needs.


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