Primary teeth are important. Children need them to speak, and of course to eat. Those first teeth also preserve space for the permanent teeth to come in and take their place. That’s why we pay such close attention to them, at Dental Designs of Owensboro.
Artifical Space Maintainers Keep Teeth From Shifting
Most pre-teens begin losing their baby teeth around age of six. Sometimes baby teeth come out long before they should. When that hapens it can impact tooth spacing. We may recommend an artificial space maintainer to keep the remaining baby teeth in place.
An artificial space maintainer ensures there will be enough space for the permanent teeth to come in. We’ll remove it when it is no longer necessary.
If your son or daughter’s baby teeth starting falling out before they are four and a half, give us a call so we can examine them. Likewise, if your son or daughter hasn’t lost a tooth by seven or eight, it may also indicate a problem we should check out.
At Dental Designs of Owensboro we offer comprehensive family dentistry. Parents from Philpot, Whitesville, Utica, Lewisport, Tell City, Henderson, and Hartford know they can trust their children’s smiles to us. We also offer complete family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!