Space Management

Maintainers for Children

Space Maintainers in Fort McMurray

A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-fit to your child's mouth.

There are many options available to assist with the proper development of your child's teeth. Contact Timberlea Services Centre to book a consultation with one of our dentists to learn more.

Removable Maintainer

Fixed Maintainer

Space Maintainers

When a child loses a baby tooth too early due to decay, infection or an accident it creates a situation that requires attention. The purpose of a baby tooth is to keep the space available for the permanent tooth developing and to be able to have enough room for it to properly erupt.

When a tooth is lost the teeth on either side of the now empty space will quickly begin to move into its space. If unnoticed or untreated the permanent tooth can become impacted, and this could require surgery to get the tooth to move into its proper position.

There are several types of space maintainers that may be recommended by the dentist for your child. Learn more by clicking on the type below:

Caring For Your Space Maintainer

It may take your child a few days to get accustomed to wearing the appliance. Your dentist will review oral hygiene instructions with you and your child for proper brushing and flossing in order to keep the gum’s healthy and free of plaque.

If the space maintainer is fixed, it is important to avoid chewy candy, gum, sticky and sugary foods, which can loosen or get caught in the appliance.

Once the space maintainer has been placed it is important that the child be checked regularly, so that the appliance can be removed at the appropriate time. The space maintainer itself could prevent the final eruption of the permanent tooth, so monitoring is essential.

Speak With One of Our Dentists For More Information

There are many options available to assist with the proper development of your child's teeth. Contact Timberlea Services Centre to book a consultation with one of our dentists to learn more.

220-289 Powder Dr

Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0M5

780-750-0072

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