Belmont, MA Dentist

Dental space maintainers are used to keep space open for your child’s permanent teeth to grow in after their baby teeth fall out prematurely, for any reason. Often times, the adult teeth will fill in quickly after the primary tooth is lost, but sometimes they can take a longer than expected to come in.

There are several reasons that lead to premature loss of baby teeth including decay, accidents, or congenital defects. Though it might not seem like a big problem, early loss of a baby tooth (especially in the back of the mouth) can lead to problems later in life with shifting of the remaining teeth and blocking the future permanent teeth from growing in. If you have a concern about a gap in your child’s smile, contact our team at Sunrise Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule an appointment to find out what type of space maintainer is best for your child.