Tooth loss used to be considered a serious problem in years gone by and most of it was mental: of course when your teeth start to fall out, it is a problem, but in your mind, it can become bigger than it actually is. But it will get bigger though, if you just sit back and do nothing about it, for the rest of your teeth can move around the hole, the hole itself will become a haven for bacteria and soon, you’ll be losing more teeth as well. The best way to prevent further complications is to plug up the hole and one of the best ways to do this is to have a bridge fitted. The place that your tooth has been lost will govern the type of bridge that you have fitted. For example, if the new fitting has only a single tooth to attach it to, then a series of wires will be attached to the adjacent tooth and bonded with resin. The other type of bridge is a replacement tooth set between two crowns and then cemented onto the two teeth that sit either side of the gap- this can also be used to stretch over a gap of up to three teeth as well. But bridgework has altered a lot in recent years because of the coming of the mini-implant and so the design of bridges has changed considerably so that they can accommodate the anchorage that a implant can give. If you are considering going down this route, you can get more information from Clifton Dental in Bristol, which serves the Bath area.