Space Maintainers

At Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we understand that a healthy smile starts with a foundation of strong teeth. That’s why we offer pediatric dental space maintainers for our young patients. We welcome San Antonio families to our beautiful dental practice in the Stone Oak area.

What are Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are devices that pediatric dentists use to keep the space in a child’s mouth open after a baby tooth has fallen out. They are usually made of stainless steel or plastic, and they are cemented into place by our dentist. Space maintainers can be removable or fixed, and they are worn for various lengths of time depending on the individual situation. In some cases, space maintainers may be worn for just a few months, while in other cases they may be needed for several years. Regardless of how long they are worn, space maintainers help to ensure that the permanent teeth come in properly. 

Thorough Dental Exams

Most people know that baby teeth eventually fall out and are replaced by adult teeth. What many don’t realize, however, is that it’s very important to ensure that permanent teeth come out properly. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, space maintainers must be used to prevent the adult tooth from moving into the empty space. Ensuring that adult teeth come out properly not only saves money and hassle down the road, but it also helps to ensure a healthy and attractive smile.

At our office, we understand how important your child’s oral health is. That’s why we offer space maintainers and other services to help keep their mouths in tip-top shape. Space maintainers are just one of the ways we can help prevent problems down the road, by making sure their teeth stay in their proper place. And of course, we’re always here to answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral health. So feel free to contact us or stop by our office anytime. We’re dedicated to helping your child live a beautiful life filled with plenty of smiles.

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