The natural world was made by god and the best creation is the children’s smile which may be hampered by early loss of tooth due to lack of knowledge regarding oral hygiene maintenance.
Many a time parents and guardian neglect the deciduous teeth thinking that they will exfoliate and new teeth will come in place of that.
The premature loss of tooth may be due to early childhood caries, traumatic injury, radiation or developmental defects.
Space loss, generally does not occur in the anterior segment if primary canines are present in the arch.
On the other aspect loss of anterior teeth, acts as a major setback for the growing patient because of the aesthetic reasons.
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It can lead to teasing by peer groups in school causing psychological effect on growing child. The progression of deleterious habits like tongue thrust habit, forward positioning of the tongue is also a concern following premature loss of anterior teeth.
It also has impact on speech development and the ability to articulate certain speech sounds, thus affecting the overall personality of the growing child.
All these factors necessitate the replacement of the anterior teeth by an appliance that satisfies the aesthetics and functional needs.
° International Journal of All Research Education and Scientific Methods (IJARESM) ISSN: 2455-6211, Volume 3, Issue 10, October- 2015
° Dr. Swati Sharma / Dr. Abhishek Anand / Dr. Surendra Prasad / Dr. Kunal Kumar / Dr. Sumit Kumar Yadav / Dr. Achla Bharti Yadav