Space Maintainer Instructions for Parents

Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, TX we offer space maintainer services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.


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Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, Texas

Your child has had a space maintainer inserted today. The purpose of this appliance is to hold the space open for the permanent tooth/teeth to erupt when your child is older. This can vary from a few months to several years. Some appliances have a piece of metal that extends beneath the gum. This type of appliance needs to be checked by the dentist more frequently and will be changed to an appliance that does not extend beneath the gum when the tooth behind erupts into the mouth.

Your child should avoid chewing gum, caramel taffy, and other very sticky foods.

The appliance must be kept very clean. Be sure to clean all wires and bands when brushing.

If the appliance comes loose, please call our office immediately. Bring the appliance to the appointment.

If your child has any other issues with the appliance, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Pediatric Dental Space Maintainer for Missing Baby Teeth in Frisco


Most children start to lose their baby teeth by the time they are 6 or 7, but every kid is different. Some children lose teeth earlier than they are supposed to because of illnesses, accidents, decay, or other injuries. Although losing teeth early might not seem like a serious problem, complications can occur if the baby teeth aren’t in place for as long as they should be. Baby teeth play a crucial role in holding space available for incoming permanent teeth. Unfortunately, if baby teeth fall out early, the other teeth might shift or spread differently, which could leave the permanent tooth without a place to go. Complications stemming from inadequate dental space can include:

Drifting
When teeth go missing, the other teeth make up for the void by drifting into the space. This can create a gappy, ineffective bite, which can also affect your child’s self-esteem.

Tipping Teeth
Inadequate space might also cause the teeth to “tip” as they enter through the gum line, creating crooked teeth that are more susceptible to uneven wear and cracks.

Arch Issues
A crowded smile can cause arch or midline issues, making future orthodontic work much more difficult.

Dental Impactions
Teeth that don’t have anywhere to go can become impacted near the jawbone, which can be painful for your child or cause infections, as well as affecting nearby teeth.

Dental Space Maintainer For Kids In Frisco

To ward off these kinds of problems, Dr. Solmaz Shir recommends a space maintainer to prevent future orthodontic problems. Space maintainers are designed to hold open the area where the tooth has been lost, allowing permanent teeth to emerge naturally and comfortably.

We offer the following services: Dental Cleaning, Silver Diamine Fluoride, Dental Sealants, and Fluoride Treatment

Sheer Smiles participates with most PPO insurance plans. Medicaid and CHIP accepted.

Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM PROPHYLAXIS – CLEANING SPORT MOUTHGUARDS EXTRACTIONS EMERGENCY CARE FLOURIDE TREATMENT SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE SPACE MAINTAINERS

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS ENDODONTIC TREATMENTS FRENECTOMIES SEALANT COMPOSITE TOOTH FILLINGS INTRAORAL CAMERA DENTALVIBE FULL COVERAGE CROWNS HABIT THERAPY

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Pediatric Emergency Appointments!

Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!

Common Questions for Parents

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
Why is it important to see a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist?
Every dentist undergoes the same initial educational process, but those looking to become specialists in certain fields (such as orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, or, of course, pediatric care) must then enter into additional years of advanced training so that they’re fully prepared to provide their patients with the best care possible. Here in Frisco, parents can rest assured that our doctors know how to handle the unique challenges that come with treating children and ensure healthy, happy results that last for years to come – in fact, all four are certified by the Texas State Board and are Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Better yet, because our office is geared towards young patients, our fun atmosphere and amenities will be sure to make your child smile!
Dr. Solmaz Shir of Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist with more training than a general dentist in treating your kids oral health.

State of art dentistry with latest technology Digital x-rays & Laser dentistry Kid Friendly environment

In- network provider and in house membership options Sheer Smiles is a dye free, latex free, gluten free, mercury free office and we have BPA free dental materials available

Sheer Smiles Kids Ensure Healthy Teeth for Your Kiddo!

Make sure you bring your child to Sheer Smiles Kids Pediatric Dental clinic, where quality and pricing are high and low!

What Our Kids Parents Think About Us!

Dr. Shir was great…

Dr. Shir was great in taking care of my little one's tongue and lip tie. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They definitely are thorough in explanations of the procedure that was going to be done and I would highly recommend them.

Vicky V. - Patients Mom

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Vicky V. - Patients Mom

Dr. Shir was great in taking care of my little one's tongue and lip tie. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They definitely are thorough in explanations of the procedure that was going to be done and I would highly recommend them.

Best pediatric dental I have visited!

Everyone at Sheer Smiles is so welcoming. We felt like family from the first appointment. Dr. Shir was great with my two girls. The hygienists were wonderful as well as the front desk staff. Hands down – best pediatric dental practice I have visited!

Meliha D. - Patients Mom

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Meliha D. - Patients Mom

Everyone at Sheer Smiles is so welcoming. We felt like family from the first appointment. Dr. Shir was great with my two girls. The hygienists were wonderful as well as the front desk staff. Hands down – best pediatric dental practice I have visited!

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles! The office is always nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is never a long wait to be seen, so anxious and impatient little ones aren’t kept waiting. There are even TVs on the ceilings in the patient area with entertainment to distract them while being seen.

Veronica C. - Patients Mom

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Veronica C. - Patients Mom

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles! The office is always nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is never a long wait to be seen, so anxious and impatient little ones aren’t kept waiting. There are even TVs on the ceilings in the patient area with entertainment to distract them while being seen.
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What diet and nutritional advice can be offered for building strong teeth?

Experts agree that children need food from all the major food groups to grow properly and stay healthy. Too many carbohydrates, sugars (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, fruit juice, and other sugary foods and beverages), and savory foods and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay. Read more

The effects of fruit on kids teeth

We all know that fruit is full of vitamins and an important part of kids diets. But did you know that too much fruit (whether it’s fresh fruit, fruit juices, dried fruit or canned fruit) can have a negative effect and contribute to problems such as cavities and erosion, especially if your kids are grazing on fruit all day? Read more

Are sports drinks okay for kids?

Statistics continue to show an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among kids. Along with having the potential to cause various health problems, these beverages can cause irreversible damage to teeth. And sugar is only part of the reason — high acidity levels in these drinks erode enamel, the outer layer of teeth. Read more

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