The process of gaining the space lost by drifting of adjacent teeth following premature loss of deciduous teeth/tooth.
Space Regainer/Active Space Maintainer
A fixed or removable appliance capable of moving a displaced permanent tooth into its proper position in dental arch.
Space maintenance can be defined as the provision of an appliance (active or passive ) which is concerned only with the control of space loss without taking into consideration measures to supervise the development of dentition.
Planning for Space Maintenance
The following consider..
Space maintainers which are fixed or fitted onto the teeth are called fixed space maintainers.
Bands and crowns are used which require minimum or no tooth preparation.
They do not interfere with passive eruption of abutment teeth.
Jaw growth is not hamper..
They are the space maintainers that can be removed and reinserted into the oral cavity by the patient.
Bilateral loss of posterior teeth in the mandibular arch before eruption of tooth.
Missing anterior teeth where it is made functional.
Cases where asthetics is im..
A space maintainer is a dental device used to keep the space for a permanent tooth open when a child prematurely loses a primary, or baby tooth/teeth. The space left from losing this tooth needs to be held open for the permanent tooth to erupt in its correct position.
When space maint..
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