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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great cleanings and love Dr Purcell’s work
Kathleen B.
Friendly, sensitive to my needs, and in and out in a timely manner.
Maria U.
On time appointment, efficient and friendly staff!
Lori B.
Always the same people !!!!
Isabelle C.
Because Dr. Purcell did such a good job of explaining the condition of my teeth and practical options. He explained what would happen with different options as well as what outcomes would be. Keverly […]
Marcia D.
cleaning was great
Richard B.
I really like the staff
Arthur S.
I am VERY happy with Dr. Purcell and all of his team (Joy hygienist, other technical assistants, office staff) at Advanced Dental. They are pleasant to deal with and always provide great care and […]
Vito M.
I’ve be coming to Advanced Dental since 2011. I have highly sensitive teeth so even cleanings can be a trial for me. However, I totally lucked out in having Joy as my hygienist from the get-go. […]
Amy B.
I don’t particularly care to go to the dentist but these people are awesome from the front desk to the assistant to the dentist great experience for me I would highly recommend them and […]
Joanne G.
Professional, friendly staff.
Debra M.
My dental hygienist, Joy is the main reason that i would recommend your office. She is amazing and makes the visit a good experience!
Doris W.
Over all good experience
Scott B.
Dr. Purcell is the best ever, Sara is fantastic as well! Pain free, and I have complete faith in his and the staffs abilities to perform great, long lasting results.
Scott B.
Joy has been my hygienist for several years and she is wonderful!
Angela T.
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 […]
Amy N.
Joy and Dr. Purcell are the best!!
Gail R.
I have been going here for years now. My hygienist Keverly has always been great! Dr. Purcell is as well.
Michael J.
Friendly staff, questionable hand hygiene, concerns over cavity diagnoses.
Emily D.
I’ve been very satisfied with the services I’ve received. The staff are very professional and helpful.
Dennis N.
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
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  • Phone: (941) 462-3706
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