If your child loses one baby teeth before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt, our dentists, Dr. Adam Bushell or Dr. Erik Rooklidge may recommend the use of a space maintainer. A space maintainer is a small metal appliance that keeps the remaining baby teeth from shifting so that the permanent tooth has room to erupt properly. If you are looking into space maintainers in Eagle Mountain, Utah, for your child, please call Eagle Mountain Children’s Dentistry at 801-789-2014 to ask any questions or to set up your next appointment.