What benefit do placeholders provide for children?
In advanced ages; The guidance of deciduous teeth is very important for permanent teeth that will replace milk teeth. Milk teeth are placeholders for these permanent teeth that will grow. For this reason, it is necessary to keep the milk teeth in the mouth until permanent teeth come out.
Due to decay or genetic factors, there may be losses in the milk teeth. In similar cases; The role of the placeholders in the permanent teeth to hold in place afterwards is quite important. Care and attention should be paid to the use of placeholders with early loss of primary teeth and to remain in the mouth until the permanent teeth come. Thus; These gaps in the mouth are prevented from closing, and permanent teeth are expected to come in a healthy way.
In short; The use of plastic or metal appliances called placeholders ensures that future defects are prevented.
How many placeholders are allocated?
- Movable placeholders
Movable placeholder; After the special measure taken from your child is moved to the laboratory environment; It is prepared using an acrylic sourced material. During its construction; No substance that could harm your child’s health is used. This type of placeholder; It should be used throughout the day, removed while eating, and continued to be used during the night’s sleep.
Situations such as speech problems, difficulty eating, increased saliva and nausea may occur; but all of these are temporary. Activities such as reading books or magazines with loud voices, singing songs will make it easier to get used to the placeholder.
2. Fixed placeholders
Fixed placeholders are prepared according to special measurements taken from your child’s mouth. This placeholder type; It is used by fixing your dentist to the relevant area in single or double sided tooth losses. These placeholders installed; it can only be removed by your dentist. If; If your child is under age, it is recommended to use the fixed placeholder.