Mouth guards help protect the teeth, and are essential for children and young adults that participate in rough sports.
When this happens, your pediatric dentist may advise a space maintainer to ‘save’ the space for permanent teeth and prevent future orthodontic problems.
A space maintainer will hold open the empty space left by a lost or removed tooth. It’s made to keep the remaining teeth steady, preventing movement (drifting or tipping) until the permanent tooth takes its natural position in the jaw.
For more information on how space maintainers can help your child’s oral health, call us today!