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How common are removable dental space maintainers in adults?

Dental space maintainers are primarily used in children, not adults. A dental space maintainer is needed when a baby tooth comes out too early, either by accident or due to dental disease. When an adult loses a permanent tooth, placing a dental implant in the space is often the preferred solution.

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