03 Nov

Space Maintainers for the City of London Children

Children’s teeth are very complex: you never quite know what is going to happen until it does. But one of the most delicate times for your kids in the city of London is when they go through the transformation from baby teeth to secondary teeth. This transition can impact on their oral health for the rest of their lives, so as a parent, you want to make sure that you do all that you can to make sure that this all goes off smoothly. However, complications do arise. If a baby tooth is damaged through injury or has to be taken out prematurely because of an infection or abscess, this means the teeth surrounding it are all affected and can start to lean towards the gap. In order that the up and coming secondary tooth can grow properly, you need to have your child fitted with a space maintainer to ensure that the other teeth don’t impede this growth. Space maintainers are a quick fix but ensure that the new teeth coming through grow true; they will be bonded to the surrounding teeth in order to keep the gap free. It will only be a brief thing but as has already been said, this is an important time for your child’s oral health and the secondary teeth are the ones that are there for life, so they need to grow correctly.