Space Maintainers

When primary (baby) teeth are lost prematurely, space maintainers help guide permanent teeth into place.


Primary or "baby" teeth play an important role in guiding permanent teeth into place as they erupt.  When primary teeth are lost prematurely, your dentist may recommend space maintainers--made of metal bands and wires--to help prevent the space from collapsing and to allow permanent teeth to erupt properly.  Improper eruption of permanent teeth can lead to malocclusion and may require braces later on to correct the bite.


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Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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