When tooth loss strikes, it is wise to strike back and plug up the gaps for many reasons. The health of your mouth can be under threat from tooth loss; infection can quickly set it and teeth around the space can start to move and affect the way you look when you smile. One of the more traditional remedies to tooth loss is a dental bridge; this has been used for decades in the city of Leeds and although it has proved itself in the past as being very reliable, it has got even better since mini implants have been used in the treatment. There were quite a few options in the past that would involve the use of wires and resins to bond the new tooth to the surrounding teeth and this option is still available, but the more popular one was a tooth moulded between two crowns and then cemented onto surrounding teeth, and with the help of an implant, this bridge has rather superseded the other methods. Once the bridge is in, it will be strong and if you ensure that you look after it, it will last you for a good couple of decades: notoriously, they can be hard to keep clean because food can easily get caught up below, but your dentist will help you in the beginning and supply you with the tools to do the job and once you have got the hang of it, a bridge will give you great service.