International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Recent innovations in space maintainers: A review


Susheel Kumar, Kanika Chopra, Prerana Bhatt, Jayanti Ghosh, Ruchi Gopal, Pratik Surana

Deciduous dentition plays a vital role in the growth and development of a child. Premature exfoliation or extraction of deciduous tooth or teeth can frequently lead to the development of malocclusion. Space maintainers are appliances used to maintain space or regain minor amounts of space lost, so as to guide the unerupted tooth into the proper position in dental arch. Present review of literature provides information about indications, contraindications, types and recent designs of space maintainers used in Pediatric dentistry.
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