Pediatric dental space maintainers provided by Treasured Smiles in Maricopa, Arizona

Space Maintainers in Maricopa, AZ

As your child’s smile develops, it is important for them to maintain proper room for their permanent teeth to grow into. If the alignment of their teeth is off, it can affect the overall structure and development of their permanent smile. We offer space maintainers in Maricopa, Arizona, to help correct this misalignment and keep their teeth in good condition. Contact Treasured Smiles Children's Dentistry today at 520-316-6111!

What are Space Maintainers?

The baby teeth, or primary teeth, allow your child to chew and eat; however, that is not their only purpose. Primary teeth also act as guides to ensure that permanent teeth erupt in their proper places. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth no longer has a guide, which can result in it drifting or erupting in the wrong position. The premature loss of baby teeth can also lead to the neighboring teeth shifting or tilting into the space that should have been preserved for the permanent tooth that will later erupt. 

Reasons for Space Maintainers

Baby teeth may be lost early for several reasons, including:

  • Severe tooth decay and infection
  • Falls or other accidents
  • Diseases or other conditions
  • Teeth missing at birth

No matter the reason for a lost or missing tooth, our pediatric dentist will make certain that, if needed, the space is held to allow for the proper eruption of the permanent tooth. To do so, we may recommend a space maintainer to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. There are several types of space maintainers available, including both removable and fixed options. We will make sure that your child receives the type of space maintainer that best fits their unique needs.

Request an Appointment With Us

Your little ones deserve the best and most comprehensive dental care. We are always accepting new patients and ready to give each child a reason to smile! To schedule an appointment at our office, give us a call at (520) 316-6111, or fill out the appointment request form here.

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