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

Dental Implants – The Essential Tooth Replacement

Dental Implants

Have you ever considered what life would be like if you were missing one, some, or all of your teeth? Your teeth serve so many functions: supporting your facial structure, helping to maintain the integrity of your jawbone, impacting your abilities to chew, speak clearly, and show off a beautiful smile. It is an unfortunate fact that nearly 70 percent of adults have lost at least one tooth due to accident or illness, making tooth replacement essential to the quality of life for a large portion of the population. Dental implants are the preferred choice of both patients and dentists for tooth replacements. Dental implants not only repair your smile, but they offer vast benefits to your health and restore optimal function.

Designed to ideally mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth, dental implants are multi-component devices. The implant is comprised of a titanium anchor, which looks like a screw or cylinder and is fitted into the upper or lower jaw through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. This titanium anchor creates a stable base for the crown, which is a porcelain piece designed to replicate the look of the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental implants are a more stable type of tooth replacement than dentures or bridges due to the fixed support within the jawbone. There are no limitations of food consumption and the facial structure is restored and the bones of the jaw protected because full function of the tooth or teeth has been completely repaired. And because they last a lifetime, this makes dental implant costs more reasonable compared to bridges or dentures, which have to be replaced multiple times over the years.

While dental implants are the preferred standard in the industry, the process is extensive and often takes several months. However, the extra treatment time is worth it. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate, meaning the surgery is low risk.

Some people with certain diseases or conditions may not be candidates for dental implants, or may need to work with their dentist or doctor to stabilize health conditions before proceeding. Those who currently have dentures or bridges may find dental implants to be a preferable alternative. Individuals who smoke can be successfully treated with dental implants; however, tobacco use can impair optimal outcomes. Young children and adolescents are generally not eligible for dental implants, as the jaw must have reached maximum physical maturity before replacement can occur.  Your dentist in Lakewood Ranch can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Your dentist can discuss the dental implants cost with you, as well as your options for tooth replacement and will review your medical history before making a recommendation.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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 21 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
Everyone was polite and caring the whole time. Real good office staff, been impressed since day 1.
Shaun M.
Everyone I have dealt with in the office are professional and enjoy taking care of their patients. Dr. Purcell, his assistant Jen and hygenist Joy are all fantastic. Pain free treatments make it a […]
Debbie M.
The staff is kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Purcell is friendly and an excellent dentist. I would highly recommend.
Toni C.
Over all good experience
Scott B.
Outgoing and friendly staff
Wes J.
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.
I’ve been a patient for 3 years now. LOVE going to the dentist again! Dr. Purcell and his entire staff are off the hook in great customer service and professionalism. You won’t be disappointed
Linda B.
Always a great visit! Front office staff is always pleasant along with hygienist!
Melina A.
Best Dentist I’ve ever had!! My hygenist Miguel is always very professional and gentle ! My teeth have never felt cleaner !! A++
Gail L.
You are all AWESOME
Adam A.
Always attentive and friendly. Joy is a pleasure to have for my cleanings but you can’t go wrong with any of the hygienists. The whole staff makes going to the dentist a much more enjoyable […]
Angela G.
They always do a good job , there so friendly!!!
Chanel B.
Great service and long time customer
Susan D.
This is my new favorite dentist!!! I just moved to the area and my friend referred me to Advanced Dental Care. The whole experience was 5 stars from the time I walked in and was greeted by the front […]
Dawn H.
Ms Joy was very professional thorough. Glad I found a wonderful dental center I look forward to being a part of for many years to come.
Deeric D.
Great office! Love Dr. Purcell and the great staff there; from the office staff to the dental assistants and hygienists. Excellent care and well-managed.
Beth T.
short wait time, everyone is friendly, skilled & courteous employees. I told Miguel about my serious recent eye surgery…he gave me large plastic glasses–like a shield–to wear during my […]
Nancy L.
There quick at getting you in. And explain things well
John C.
I initially came in to This office after a traumatic Incident with another dentist. They were very Helpful and compassionate. One of the ladies, Alex, took me under her wing and reassured me […]
Heather B.
Best dentist and hygienist I have ever had. Very gentle and caring. Great office staff. I highly recommend them.
Debbie G.
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  • 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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