Space Maintainers for Kids

Medford Oregon Family Dentist

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(541) 779-6401

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1117 E. Main Street, Ste 1
Medford, OR

For some kids, space maintainers are a necessary dental treatment. These appliances are used by Dr. Joshua Rice to help guide the development of and relationship between a patient’s teeth. Space maintainers can be especially effective for children whose teeth are still coming in. To speak with our dentist at Cascade Dental about space maintainers for kids in Medford, Oregon, please call us at 541-779-6401.

The baby teeth, or primary teeth, allow your child to chew and eat; however, that is not their only purpose. Primary teeth also act as guides to ensure that permanent teeth erupt in their proper places. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth no longer has a guide, which can result in it drifting or erupting in the wrong position. The premature loss of baby teeth can also lead to the neighboring teeth shifting or tilting into the space that should have been preserved for the permanent tooth that will later erupt. Baby teeth may be lost early for several reasons, including:

  • Severe tooth decay and infection
  • Falls or other accidents
  • Diseases or other conditions
  • Teeth missing at birth

No matter the reason for a lost or missing tooth, our dentist will make certain that, if needed, the space is held to allow for the proper eruption of the permanent tooth. To do so, we may recommend a space maintainer to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. There are several types of space maintainers available, including both removable and fixed options. We will make sure that your child receives the type of space maintainer that best fits their unique needs. For more information on the available types of space maintainers and their benefits, we invite you to contact us soon.

Why Choose Cascade Dental?

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Family Dentistry

Dentistry for your family couldn’t be more convenient. Dr. Rice treats adults and kids. Scheduling check-ups together saves you time and stress.

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Dental Implants

Missing teeth? Loose dentures? Implants can change your life and restore your smile’s form and function!

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