Dental bridges have been with us for years in central London, reliably plugging up holes left by a lost tooth, and the truth is, they are very good at what they do. As well as this, new technology, new techniques and new materials have helped to make them even stronger and reliable than before. In layman’s terms a bridge fills a hole and there are two reasons to replace a lost tooth; the remaining teeth and the health of your mouth are vulnerable to further infections along the way, but the other reason is purely for vanity, but also essential if you work in job that demands you look at your best. The type of bridge you need depends on where you need it, but they are generally wired in then covered with resin- in the case of attachment to a single tooth or, they are cemented in- in between a row of teeth. But their cause and still, their popularity has been helped by dental advances. Some bridges can be anchored down further by attaching them to a mini dental implant first before cementing; the material from which they are made these days are extremely strong, making the bridge very durable and resistant to the forces that go through the mouth. You don’t have to wait long to have one fitted either- with techniques like CAD/CAM and CEREC, you can be in and out with your new ‘teeth/tooth’ in a couple of hours.