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.
Susheel Kumar, Kanika Chopra, Prerana Bhatt, Jayanti Ghosh, Ruchi Gopal, Pratik Surana. Recent innovations in space maintainers: A review. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 24-27