Space Maintainers

Kids smilingIf a child looses a baby tooth early due to decay or an accident a space maintainer is often fitted to "hold" the space for the unerupted permanent tooth, thereby helping to encourage normal development of the dental arches and jaws and prevent mal-aligned or crowded teeth.

Whenever a primary tooth is to be extracted thought is always first given to an alternative approach, such as nerve treatment, but when the tooth must be removed, Dr Fracaro will discuss with you the need for a "spacer".