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Space Maintainers

Posterior baby teeth (primary molars) are lost and replaced by the permanent successor teeth (premolars) over a several year span typically during ages 9 to 13. The baby molars are important in preserving the space and guiding the emerging permanent teeth into healthy positions. Premature loss of posterior baby teeth may require utilization of a space maintainer to hold the space necessary for arrival of the permanent teeth. The CPDA pediatric and orthodontic dental teams monitor each child’s dental growth and development and will advise on the need and options of space maintenance.

We invite you to contact us at our Cambridge pediatric dental office for more information about space maintainers or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

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Terms and Conditions

Here at Cambridge Pediatric Dental Associates, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Cambridge Pediatric Dental Associates will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.


The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.