Can a traditional dental bridge be performed on children?

Children almost never need a traditional dental bridge. If a child loses a primary tooth too soon or if the tooth is pulled because of decay, a space maintainer is usually used to keep the space open so that the permanent tooth can come in correctly. Sometimes, however, a child is born with a condition that means he or she has no permanent teeth in part of the jaw. In that case, a removable partial denture may be used until the child is an adult, when a traditional dental bridge may be put in to replace it.

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