What Are My Options for Missing Teeth?

You need a durable, lasting replacement if you are missing one or all of your permanent teeth. Patients who do not receive a restoration soon enough can develop problems with overcrowding or decay.

Over time, natural teeth can shift to fill a gap left by one or more lost teeth. These teeth can overcrowd the mouth and increase patients’ chances of infection because it is difficult to clean between crooked teeth. Our office has multiple options for patients to replace missing teeth in Sarasota, FL. Learn more about how these options can restore your smile.

Replace Missing Teeth in Sarasota, Florida

Restorations for Missing Teeth in Sarasota

Whether you have a single missing permanent tooth or all of your teeth missing, we can help. Our dental restorations for lost teeth include:

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small, durable metal post that acts as an anchor for a single dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. The metal post that makes up the implant can last for many years with the right care. 

We use CEREC and CAD/CAM technology if patients have a single missing tooth that requires an implant. Once the implant fuses to the jaw bone and fully heals, we can design and mill a dental crown in our office. The crown is made of porcelain that we color-match to the color of the remaining natural teeth.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can fill a gap left by one or more consecutive lost teeth. Our traditional bridges use natural teeth on either side of a tooth gap for support. We cover these teeth with dental crowns, which keep the bridge in place.

Patients can also choose a single dental implant or multiple implant-supported bridges if they have multiple missing teeth. Dental implants replace teeth at the root and also hold a crown or dental prosthesis. If you have a missing tooth or a row of multiple missing teeth, bridges can be the right option for you.


We offer traditional and implant-secured dentures in our office. Traditional dentures are false teeth on an acrylic base. This base can be removable or fixed. We can also provide implant-supported dentures for patients who want lasting restoration. For more information on the dentures we offer and how they can help you, see Dentures & Partials.

Dental implants provide a foundation for the denture, allowing patients to eat the foods they love and speak clearly. Additionally, we offer partial dentures for multiple missing teeth or complete dentures if patients have full tooth arches missing. 

At Integrated Dental, we help patients renew the form and function of their smiles with restorative dental care. If you have multiple permanent missing teeth or have just lost a permanent tooth, call 941-270-9755 or make your next dental appointment on our website. Dr. Melvin Benson, Dr. David Schirmer, and their office staff are here to help.