Space Maintainers

Space Maintainers in Westport, MA

If your child is missing or has recently had one of their baby teeth extracted, a space maintainer may be recommended by your pediatric dentist at SHIELD Pediatric Dentistry. A space maintainer is an appliance that holds the space open to allow for proper eruption of the adult tooth below it. During dental check-ups, your pediatric dentist will inform you when it's time to remove the space maintainer to allow for the adult tooth to fully erupt.