miércoles, 8 de junio de 2022

Space Maintainers: Types, indications and complications

Space Maintainers

Dental trauma and extensive caries are the most common reasons for premature loss of primary teeth. In these cases it is necessary to place a space maintainer whose objective is to preserve the space destined for the successor permanent tooth.

Space maintainers can be fixed or removable, unilateral or bilateral, and have different designs. The specialist will decide which type of maintainer is suitable for the patient after a clinical and radiographic evaluation.


We share complete information on the importance of space maintainers in the prevention of dental malocclusions, reviewing their applications, indications and complications.

Space Maintainer

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Albati, M., Showlag, R., Akili, A., Hanafiyyah, H., AlNashri, H., Aladwani, W., Alfarsi, G., Alharbi, M., & Almutairi, A. (2018). Space maintainers application, indication and complications. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 5(11), 4970-4974. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20184251

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