The milk teeth guides the permanent teeth at the bottom into position. They are loss earlier than expected due to deep caries and the other teeth can shift towards the empty space. To avoid this kind of problem in the future, space maintainers are used.
The space maintainers are positioned in place of the lost milk teeth, preventing the other teeth from sliding or pulling towards the open space, avoiding problems that may arise in the future.
What to Consider when using Space Maintainers?
- When using space maintainers, sticky foods should be avoided, especially chewing gum.
- Space maintainers should be brushed and cleaned together and in placed with the teeth
- Children should not try to displace the space maintainers with their tongue
- If the space maintainers are dislodged, please consult the dentist.
To avail space maintainers treatment, you can book an appointment with Aydınlar Dental specialist using the form below. For further details, you can check our frequently asked questions, or you can send us your message using the same form.