Space Maintainers

If a baby tooth has to be removed before it is naturally ready to fall out, Dr. Steven may recommend a space maintainer. Space maintainers help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting into the space of the lost baby tooth. It is important to prevent space loss so that all of your child’s adult teeth will have room to come in. Space maintainers are placed shortly after the extraction of a baby tooth and stay in place until the permanent tooth underneath peaks through.