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Norwalk Space Maintainers

Pediatric dentist in Norwalk

Norwalk space maintainers

Norwalk space maintainers

As your child transitions from primary (baby) teeth to permanent (adult) teeth, an issue that may arise is when then primary teeth fall out our have to be removed ahead of their normal timetable. If one or more of your child’s teeth are missing too early, it is essential that we at Children’s Dental Group prevent her or his other teeth from shifting and blocking the path for the permanent teeth to grow in later on. With our Norwalk space maintainers, however, that potential problem can be avoided entirely. It is our goal to oversee a smooth and comfortable process from baby to adult teeth, with as few obstacles as possible.

Our Norwalk space maintainers are dental appliances that are custom-made right here at our dental office. They are made of either metal or acrylic, and are available in both fixed and removable versions. They serve the valuable purpose of occupying the space where one or more of those teeth used to be, standing in their place so that when the time is proper for the permanent teeth to erupt, there will be no chance of blockage that could lead to complications.

Our pediatric dentist will ensure that our Norwalk space maintainers fit your child to a tee. Comfort is key. When you consider that such a simple method can be so effective in the prevention of more complex and expensive procedures later on if the space is not saved now, the immense importance of these devices is clear. Does this mean that every child with a missing tooth will need one? Not necessarily. That evaluation will be made by our pediatric dentist as well as whether a fixed or removable one is the best choice for your child. His or her unique circumstances, as well as other factors, will play into that decision.

When wearing our Norwalk space maintainers, your child will need to abstain from chewy or sugary foods, which can get caught in the device. There are other guidelines that our pediatric dentist will discuss with you, but what is of greatest importance is to get started on filling that space when a tooth is lost.

14119 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 219-2954

Pediatric Dentist in Norwalk

Children’s Dental Care Norwalk

Has your child suffered from teeth which have been lost too soon due to tooth decay or a physical injury? Its no secret that kids have accidents during the active lives they so often love to lead, as well as tooth decay from the difficulty that often comes with instilling healthy habits on young children. However, teeth which have been lost before their time and as such do not have an adult tooth already moving in to take its place needs more than just healthy brushing and flossing. If not properly treated these teeth can cause serious problems later in life. Fortunately, your son or daughter can always find the advanced care their smiles need with space maintainers from their local pediatric dentist in Norwalk at the state of the art offices of the Children’s Dental Group.

Norwalk Kid's Dentistry

Norwalk Kid’s Dentistry

Children’s teeth require a specialized level of care, and when this care becomes neglected or teeth are otherwise damaged due to accidents during sports conduct or other levels of activity, smiles need extra care in order to insure a healthy smile. The health and position of your son or daughter’s first teeth is more than just a temporary phase in their young lives, but in fact directly correlates to placement and longevity of the teeth they will grow into later in life. When a child’s tooth is lost early, this can cause the remaining teeth to shift and gradually move inside their jaws before the adult tooth can fully erupt into its place. When this happens, adult teeth are grown in either malformed, into an incorrect position, or often both at the same time. The only way to stop this from happening is through space maintainers from your professional pediatric dentist in Norwalk.

A space maintainer is a type of non-invasive orthodontic device that is hand crafted for the unique needs of your child’s smile and is worn to stop crowded teeth from happening to your son or daughter. This removal appliance when worn properly works to insure that their adult or permanent grow into the proper placement without any interference from the adjacent teeth in their smile. Often times a removable appliance such as a space maintainer will be worn in addition to other orthodontic treatments in order to insure a straight and healthy smile.

For the proper treatment of missing children’s teeth, parents should be sure to take their young sons and daughters to the dentists who truly specialize in their unique needs at their neighborhood pediatric dentist in Norwalk. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the Children’s Dental Group strive to cater to the needs of young patients with a kid friendly office and specialized care. With space maintainers from the Children’s Dental Group you can insure a beautiful smile for life.

Space Maintainers Norwalk
14119 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-929-2383