Tooth loss is more common than many people think – in fact, it’s estimated that more than half of New Zealand adults aged 18 years and over have lost one or more teeth. It’s essential to replace a missing tooth because leaving a gap will lead to major problems in your mouth. The neighbouring teeth will gradually shift or rotate into the space, leading to misalignment that affects your bite and your smile, as well as leaving you more susceptible to gum disease. There are two great options for replacing missing teeth so you can preserve your smile: dental implants versus bridges.
Dental Implants Versus Bridges
Implants and bridges are both effective ways to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are interested in finding out more about implants versus bridges, please contact us and we can help you assess which treatment is right for you and your circumstances.