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What type of material is a removable dental space maintainer made of?

A removable dental space maintainer is made of stainless steel and plastic, and looks much like a retainer. It includes artificial teeth or plastic blocks to keep space open in the mouth. Removable dental space maintainers are used when the open space is visible to others. They work best in older children who can follow directions and care for the devices properly.

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