Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Are Dental Implants or Dental Bridges the Right Restoration for You?

You no longer need to suffer with the shame, discomfort, and dental risks of missing teeth. You can easily replace these teeth with dental implants or dental bridges. Learn which will suit your needs and your smile.

What You Need to Know about Dental Implants

One permanent solution for missing teeth are dental implants. They replace the whole missing tooth, along with the root, which protects your dental health. Dental implants are made of small titanium posts that are surgically rooted into your jawbone. Then, these posts attach onto replacement teeth. Discover what dental implants involve:

  • Strongest and most durable option, lasting up to 25 years or more
  • Eases daily function for normal eating and speaking
  • Maintains natural bone structure because dental implants don’t demand the grinding of surrounding teeth for placement
  • Much more natural look and greater comfort than dental bridges
  • Initially more costly, but their strength and endurance saves you the cost of the repair and replacement required with dental bridges
  • Financing and lower costs are often available from an affordable dentist

All the Facts on Dental Bridges

Another way to replace missing teeth is with dental bridges. Be aware that this is only a temporary solution because they usually only last for 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Dental bridges consist of a frame that attaches to two crowns and the artificial tooth or teeth. The crowns are placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space in your mouth to anchor the artificial teeth in their proper place. Uncover the benefits and the drawbacks of dental bridges:

  • Not as strong or durable as dental implants
  • Makes speaking and eating much easier
  • Placement requires grinding down the natural bone structure of the surrounding teeth
  • Less natural looking and comfortable than dental implants
  • Risk of additional bone loss because the missing tooth’s root is not replaced
  • Initially less costly than dental implants, but their need for pricey repair and replacement makes them less cost-effective long-term, even with an affordable dentist

Consider these facts and talk to your dentist to determine your best dental decision for a better smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

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Patient Reviews
Keverly is a great hygentist. She gives me good dental hygiene advice and keeps my teeth is good shape. She has been there a long time. I like that there isn’t a constant turnover in staff. The […]
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Great service.
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Always the same people !!!!
Isabelle C.
Dr. Purcell is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. My dental technician Danielle is outstanding. She does a great job at making the cleanings tolerable. They both always have a smile and make you […]
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Staff is so friendly. Enjoy going into the office.
Jennifer B.
My Dental Hygienist, Keverly, is very good. She does a fine job and always explains any questions I may have.
Marge B.
Liked Dr Purcell & the assistant! The office was very clean & efficient!
Elaine D.
Joy is the best hygenist ever. She has cleaned my teeth for over 15 years and always has my best interest in mind. Keep it up Joy. Your awesome.
Captain G.
On time appointment, efficient and friendly staff!
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My hygienist Joy made me very comfortable as I was extremely nervous having a deep cleaning for the first time. Dr. Purcell came and checked up on me and was very kind . The entire staff is very […]
Barbara L.
Nice folks, on time, and really helpful.
Mike B.
Great care, great staff. Sara is the best.
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Wonderful staff and they were able to fit me in to see a Dr. today without an appointment. Couldn’t ask for better service and a more friendlier place and I will be making Advanced Dental Care my […]
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This is the best Dental Office, I have ever been to, from front desk to Hygienist’s and Doctors, Dr Purcell has best of long serving staff.
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Wendy R.
Best dentist and hygienist I have ever had. Very gentle and caring. Great office staff. I highly recommend them.
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Everyone from the Office Staff and Dental Personnel are super kind, friendly, and welcoming! Your courtesy towards your patients is a breath of fresh air, and appreciated!!! Thank you for such Great […]
Dianne H.
Love! Love! Joy! Look forward to seeing her every 6 months as bad as I hate visiting the dentist she makes it so pleasant. Her expertise is matched with a very caring attitude for her patients. Never […]
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Dr. Purcell and the staff are terrific and always make us feel comfortable. They are very professional and thorough. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 462-3706
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