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Dental Bridges

You’ve had impeccable oral hygiene all your life. Yet, here you are missing a tooth, maybe even more than one. Perhaps a dental bridge is the answer for you. Come in for a consultation with our team of experienced, skilled dental professionals and let us restore your smile as well as your confidence with dental bridges in Naples, FL.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental restoration that bridges the space left by one or more missing teeth. It’s made of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the space (abutment teeth) and a new manmade tooth or teeth in between. These artificial teeth are called pontics and are usually made of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination.

Dental Bridges Naples, FL
Unprecedented. Perfection. Star Ship Enterprise environment. Never seen anything like it and I've seen a lot. I'm the absolute worst dental chicken and I had zero fear...and I appreciate that. BayView Dental Arts is the gold standard if that's what you are looking for. King S.

What can I expect from the process?

In many cases, a bridge may be completed in one visit using our Cerec in -office Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology. However, if two visits are required here is what to expect:

  • First visit – We will take a digital scan using a camera to create a digitized map and model for your bridge, pontic and crowns, which will be made at our dental lab. We’ll also make you a temporary bridge to wear until your next visit.
  • Second visit – We will remove the temporary bridge to place your permanent restoration and ensure that you leave feeling comfortable with a functional smile!

All three of our doctors have advanced training and expertise to create beautiful smiles. To see how a dental bridge in Naples can improve yours, please call us to schedule a consultation.

Dental Bridges Naples, FL

Why select BayView Dental Arts in Naples?

When you come to BayView, you are choosing the highest level of technological advancement in dentistry. Treatments at our state-of-the-art office are performed with the Zeiss microscope, which gives our specialists an unprecedented amount of accuracy and precision in terms of diagnosis. Our CEREC certification allows clients to experience convenient, same-day restorations. Your visit will feel more like an excursion to a high-end, luxury spa than a visit to a doctor’s office. We love to pamper our patients!

Dental Bridges Naples, FL
Dental Bridges Naples, FL

Patrick Carrigan DMD

Focusing on root canal dentistry, or endodontics, Dr. Carrigan is known for setting clients instantly at ease and creating unforgettable results. He is the former Clinical Instructor at Temple University Dental School and is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists.

Dental Bridges Naples, FL

Edward Scherder DMD, JD

For over a decade, Dr. Scherder has been providing outstanding dental restorations and cosmetic improvement to the Naples community and beyond. He received rigorous training during his Graduate Prosthodontics Residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and also served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for four years.

Dental Bridges Naples, FL

Robert Hedgepath DMD

Dr. Hedgepath is a veteran of prosthetic dentistry, and is a Certified Invisalign Provider, offering Naples clients multiple cutting edge ways to improve their cosmetic appearance. He attended Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, and has lectured frequently on topics in Prosthetic and Aesthetic Dentistry.

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Practice Update View Update

To our Patients,

As you may already be aware, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-52 permitting dental offices to resume elective dental procedures beginning the week of May 4, 2020. This order was based on guidance provided by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Florida Surgeon General. Accordingly, Bayview Dental Arts re-opened on Thursday, May 7th.

We have been diligently working on every detail to keep everyone as safe as possible. Foremost, we have tested the entire office staff (from the front desk professionals to the hygienists and dentists) for Covid-19. In addition, we will be implementing new and additional office procedures to increase your safety while at our office, such as masks for patients while in the reception area, hand sanitizer, and even disposable steering wheel covers for your car provided by our professional valet. You will also notice, as you approach our office, that we have erected a provisional “greeting” tent (pictured). Here, you will be asked a few initial screening questions and have your temperature taken before you enter the office. In addition, we have installed electronic automatic entry door openers so that you will not have to come into contact with any door handles.

Most importantly, we have affiliated with a medical laboratory named MicroGenDx. For the immediate future, we will be using this company to provide COVid-19 testing for our patients prior to their dental visits. The test is an extremely simple saliva test that can be done in the comfort of your own home. The test will be sent directly to your home and is shipped to the lab by FedEx. MicroGenDx claims the results should be returned in 24- 72 hours after they receive the sample, HOWEVER our initial experience with return times in some instances have been greater. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPERATIVE, ONCE YOU RECEIVE THE "AT HOME TEST", THAT YOU COMPLETE THE TEST AND RETURN IT ASAP. THIS SHOULD ENSURE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP YOUR PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME.

The fee for the test is $99 which has to be pre-paid to the lab. You can also be reassured that this lab has been validated and added to the FDA website as a resource laboratory for CoVid-19 testing.

We feel that by requiring this test for patients, prior to their appointment, we can provide the safest possible environment. If you do have a previous COVID-19 test from your primary physician, those results will be accepted.

Can't wait to see you again!

Sincerely,
BayView Dental Arts