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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Simple Fixed Functional Space Maintainer

Puneet Goenka, Aditi Sarawgi, Parvind Gumber, Samir Dutta

Keywords : Space maintainer, Fiber-reinforced composite, Esthetic

Citation Information : Goenka P, Sarawgi A, Gumber P, Dutta S. Simple Fixed Functional Space Maintainer. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (3):225-228.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1272

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Premature loss of a primary tooth is one of the most common etiology for malocclusion. Space maintainers are employed to prevent this complication. In anterior region, esthetics is an important concern along with function and space management. Fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) retained space maintainer solves all these purposes efficiently and effectively. In addition, the technique is simple and the appliance is very comfortable inside the oral cavity. Here is a case of premature loss of anterior primary tooth which was replaced by FRC retained esthetic functional space maintainer. The appliance was found to be functioning satisfactorily inside the oral cavity till the last visit (1 Year). How to cite this article: Goenka P, Sarawgi A, Marwah N, Gumber P, Dutta S. Simple Fixed Functional Space Maintainer. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(3):225-228.

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