Having a gap in the mouth can often look unsightly. Leaving a gap can also cause problems with the way you chew, speak and bite. It can lead to increased strain on your remaining teeth and cause them to move. Teeth that move lead to gaps where food and plaque can get trapped leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
Bridges are one of the 3 ways to replace a missing tooth/teeth. They are made of metal, porcelain or a combination of both. They look very natural and the procedure is much the same as having a crown.
To be maintained and for them to last they must be cleaned thoroughly with a toothbrush and interdental brushes. A special floss should be used to clean underneath the bridge.