Space Maintainers

As a parent, you want the very best for your child’s teeth. When your little one loses a tooth earlier than expected, they run the risk of suffering from long-term dental issues. Thankfully, space maintainers can provide the proper spacing your child needs to ensure a healthy smile.

When baby teeth aren’t properly spaced, it can result in problems with the natural alignment of their teeth. This is what a space maintainer does. It prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting, keeping your child’s oral health in check.

If your child recently lost a tooth too soon, we encourage you to contact Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in New York, NY. Our dentists specialize in children’s dentistry, so you can trust that your little one will receive the best care possible.

Call today, and our friendly staff will be happy to schedule you a consultation to discuss your child’s treatment options. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Are Space Maintainers So Important?

The value and importance of baby teeth are often misunderstood. When baby teeth come in, they are actually paving the way for the permanent teeth that come in afterward. Baby teeth set the stage for how those permanent teeth should be spaced.

When a tooth is lost earlier than it is supposed to, it causes this natural spacing to mess up. As such, it is incredibly important for space maintainers to be put in as soon as possible. Without them, your child’s teeth are likely to come in crooked.

If this happens, further dental care will be needed, such as braces, to ensure the health of your child’s smile. We urge you to reach out to us right away if your little one lost a tooth. Our dentists will work hard to make sure that your child’s teeth remain healthy.

How Could My Child Lose a Tooth Early?

There are many situations that could result in a tooth coming out early. From accidents to tooth decay and even blood diseases, early tooth loss is possible under the right circumstances. As such, it’s important to seek professional dental care the moment that the tooth comes out.

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