Dentist For Kids Staten Island - Small World Dental
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Dental Space Maintainers


Dental space maintainers are small plastic or metal appliances that keep space open between teeth to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.  


At Small World Dental we may recommend space maintainer if your child loses a baby tooth too early. There are many instances as to why this may occur, for example:


  • From an accident

  • Due to severe decay 

  • Missing from birth

  • Special diseases


What are the benefits?


At Small World Dental, space maintainers often help children by:


  1. Reducing the probability of needed braces.

  2. Allowing adult teeth to erupt properly.

  3. Helping your child chew comfortably.

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