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What is a Dental Implant?

Often misunderstood, a dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root that holds a replacement tooth where your natural tooth once was. Made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses naturally to your jawbone, a dental implant permanently replaces the root of the dead, damaged or diseased tooth. Since dental implants replace the tooth root, they are uniquely able to:

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Support a bridge without the need for a removable partial denture
  • Support a denture to make it more secure and comfortable

Dental Implant Restoration

If you are having difficulty with your dental implants, it is critical that you have your implant examined right away and that you do not try to self-diagnose the problem. At BayView Dental Arts our professional Naples dental implant team has the tools and experience to make your smile whole again in several easy, reliable steps. We provide among the best dental implants restoration, replacing those that have become loose, discolored or otherwise affected.

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They made me feel very comfortable with their willingness to take time to explain everything. I had a root canal in an hour with no pain and very little discomfort afterwards. The office was clean and everyone was nice and helpful. Sara R.

What is the BayView approach?

The artificial tooth that is attached to the implant is fabricated at BayView Dental Arts by one of our prosthodontists, a dentist specifically trained to fabricate and place dental implants in Naples, FL.

Both Dr. Hedgepath and Dr. Scherder utilize CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing), to fabricate a custom fit restoration or implant crown and in most cases can be placed in one visit allowing the patient to see the design process and leave with a fully restored and beautiful smile.

For cosmetic dental implant restoration procedures backed by the latest technology, contact BayView Dental Arts at 239-360-9796 to schedule your consultation today!

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Why choose BayView Dental Arts for dental implants and restoration?

When you need dental implants in Naples or if you need implant restoration, the experienced team at BayView Dental Arts can help. We’ve been helping our patients get the care they need and deserve for years because we offer reliable, compassionate, top-tier dental services. We know how important it is to get your smile back to normal. Call today for details on our restorative implant dentistry services.

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Patrick Carrigan DMD

Dr. Carrigan’s focus on endodontics (root canal dentistry) makes him invaluable to the BayView team. Dr. Carrigan, a former instructor at Temple University Dental School in Philadelphia, has been published in the Journal of Endodontics and was voted the Pittsburgh Top Dentist for four years and Naples Top Dentist each consecutive year since 2008.

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Edward Scherder DMD, JD

Known for his excellence in prosthetic dentistry as well as his passion for veneers, crowns, implants and bridgework, Dr. Scherder is indispensable at BayView Dental Arts, as he provides world-class services and cutting edge technology to every patient. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and also holds a Graduate Degree in Prosthodontics.

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Robert Hedgepath DMD

A member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Florida Prosthodontic Society, Dr. Hedgepath provides exceptional care in the areas of implants, ceramic veneers, bridges, crowns and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University Goldman School of Graduate 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!

BayView Dental Arts