Children who lose a baby tooth before the adult one comes through may need cosmetic dentistry, according to one expert.
Writing for the Stabroek News, Dr Kiran Koora explained that children should be assessed by a dentist to see if they need to have a space maintainer fitted to guide their teeth.
“Crooked and/or crowded teeth in turn can lead to difficulty in chewing and accumulation of food particles,” the specialist explained.
The paedodontist stated that the spacer could be either fixed or removable dependant on the course of treatment and is made up of steel wires and rings that are fitted to the remaining teeth around the exposed region.
Dr Koora recommended wearing the appliance to prevent other teeth from shifting and disturbing the area before the permanent replacement comes through.
The specialist recently advised people to seek emergency dentistry as soon as possible if they break their teeth, as dentists may be able to replace the damaged section.