Pedo Partial

A Pedo Partial is a fixed appliance for children. They are used to replace teeth lost due to extensive cavity, decay, or injury. This appliance restores the natural appearance of teeth and serves as a holding space until permanent adult teeth can come in properly without crowding.

Permanent front teeth usually come out around the age of seven, and if a child loses their teeth prematurely, they may have to spend years with an empty space where that tooth was lost. This could affect the child’s smile and self confidence. Such children could benefit from the use of pediatric partials to replace teeth that have been lost prematurely.


Treatment & Care

After the baby teeth are removed, a special mold of the child’s teeth are taken in the office and sent to a laboratory. The laboratory can then custom tailor the pediatric partial denture, making it look natural and beautiful. The child is then brought back into the office to try it on and make any necessary adjustments. Once the fit is perfect, the pediatric partial denture is secured to the child’s permanent teeth. It remains there until the permanent teeth begin to erupt, at which point the dentist can remove the partial.

Like every orthodontic appliance, pediatric partial dentures can serve as a plaque trap, with food and bacteria building up around it. Thus, it is especially important that all surfaces of the pediatric partial be cleaned daily with a toothbrush. Often, children need the help of their parents to adequately brush around the appliance.

  • Wire: American Orthodontic Chromium Cobalt
Attachment & Band options:
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  • Leone Web Bands
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