If you are missing a tooth you’re not alone. It’s estimated that over half of New Zealand adults have lost one or more teeth, with the most common causes being an accident or trauma followed by dental decay. It is absolutely vital that a missing tooth is replaced because otherwise it can lead to major problems in your mouth. When there is a gap, the neighbouring teeth gradually shift or rotate into it which causes misalignment that not only affects your smile but also your bite, and can make you more vulnerable to gum disease. The two major options for replacing missing teeth are tooth bridges and dental implants. Let’s compare dental implants versus bridges.