Space Maintenance

When your child loses a baby tooth at an early age, Dr. King might custom fit a small metal spacer called a space maintainer to reserve the mouth space and prevent extensive orthodontic treatments.  This dental appliance will stabilize the remaining teeth and helps guide permanent teeth into position.

Without this treatment, nearby teeth move into the empty space, and the permanent teeth can come in crowded or crooked.  Your child will completely adjust to the space maintainer in a few days.