Bridges have long been used as a good and cheap way of replacing tooth loss- the reason being that they work very, very well. Maldon is a very eclectic and trendy town to live where everyone likes to look at their best at all times and that extends to the way they smile and how their teeth look. Having a tooth missing in a prominent place in the mouth can often ruin not only the smile and self confidence, but it can also lead to more health issues arising inside the mouth to the rest of the teeth that remain. A bridge is easy to fit and if you combine it with a mini-implant, it should last you for life. Which one you have depends where the tooth is lost in the mouth, but it generally involves some form of resin and wire if the new tooth is to be attached to a single tooth, or if among a line of teeth, a new one that is attached to two crowns that are cemented onto the teeth that remain. Bridges do present a problem when it comes to oral hygiene- they require vigilant cleaning techniques to ensure that food is removed from around the new fitting- your dentist will be able to advise you on such issues, but like anything else in life, once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. They are available on the NHS, so again, ask your dentist before making your choice. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.