When you lose a tooth it can be traumatic at first, but once you get over the initial shock, you should consult your dentist about getting it replaced- sooner rather than later, not only for health reasons, but for aesthetic ones too. When the tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth can begin to loosen around it, making them weaker and more susceptible to infection. Food can also get stuck in the gap allowing bacteria to develop. Replacing the tooth not only allows comfort when eating, but it also retains the face’s shape and aesthetic beauty, whilst restoring your true smile. Dental bridges have been around in central Leeds for a long time now and that’s because they work. They are also one of the cheaper options available- which type of bridge you have is determined by where in the mouth the tooth has been lost. In the middle of a row of teeth, you can opt for a new tooth that is attached to two crowns that are cemented on to the teeth either side of the gap. At the back of the mouth, the replacement is moulded onto a single tooth with wire and resin. Today however, the bridge can be used in conjunction with a mini-implant for extra strength and rigidity. Notoriously awkward to clean, but once you get the hang of it, your bridge can last you over 10 years.