We preserve the place of prematurely lost milk teeth.
There are permanent tooth germs that will be replaced under the milk teeth seen in the mouth. As long as the milk teeth are in the mouth, they protect the permanent teeth that will come from below.
If the primary tooth is lost for any reason, the width of the empty space will narrow with the movement of the adjacent teeth. Therefore, the permanent tooth that will come from below is lost. In the long term, this will result in jaw-closing problems in children, teeth that cannot erupt and remain impacted, or tooth crowding.
Appliances are placeholders to protect the place of milk teeth lost for any reason. The first 6 months after the shooting is the period when the loss of space is the most. For this reason, a placeholder should be made to replace the lost tooth as soon as possible. However, it should not be forgotten that the best placeholder is the milk tooth itself.