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Our team at BayView Dental Arts is deeply concerned with your comfort, and we go to great lengths to ensure your visit will be soothing and pain-free. Our Naples dental fillings specialists use the most advanced technology on the market, which helps significantly reduce treatment time and ensures an above average degree of precision.

What is a dental filling?

Fillings are the most basic and frequently performed of all dental restorations. In fact, most adults have fillings. We get fillings throughout our adult life, not only because we have new cavities, but also because we have acquired small cracks or chips that are not big enough to require a crown or because we have damaged an old filling and need to replace it.

A filling is any number of substances used to replace the decayed or damaged portion of an otherwise good tooth. In our practice, we use composite resin, a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass.

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What are the advantages of composite fillings?

Composite offers several advantages over older gold and silver amalgams:

  • You don’t need to worry about flashing a mouthful of silver every time you laugh because it matches the color of your teeth.
  • It can prevent breakage and insulate your tooth from drastic temperature changes because it bonds to the tooth and supports the remaining tooth structure.
  • It requires less removal of the tooth’s structure before filling.
  • It’s kinder to surrounding tissue than gold or silver amalgams.
  • Unlike silver amalgams, it contains no mercury.
BayView Dental Arts is a top-shelf experience in an increasingly low shelf world. Tired of poor service? Wish you could feel welcome, appreciated and see a few smiles? Looking for leading edge quality dentistry and maybe feeling like "This is where I belong?" Then check out BayView Dental Arts for your next check-up and you will never look back. It’s one of the things I look forward to. It's the way dentistry should be. Bring a ladder if you can't reach the top shelf. Frank P.

Why choose BayView Dental Arts for fillings in Naples?

At BayView Dental Arts, we strive to create an environment that is most conducive to relaxation, renewal and reward. From our state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic software, to our essential oils and spa-like atmosphere, BayView Dental Arts is a primary destination for any Naples patient seeking an exquisite smile.

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Patrick Carrigan DMD

Dr. Carrigan is an award-winning dentist who focuses on root canal therapy. He received his Certification in Endodontology from the prestigious Temple University. Today, Dr. Carrigan is in high demand as an author, lecturer and clinical veteran. He publishes frequently in the Journal of Endodontics and is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists.

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Edward Scherder DMD, JD

Dr. Scherder received his Graduate Degree in Prosthodontics and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is among Naples’ most sought after authorities on restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He served as the Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for four consecutive years.

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Robert Hedgepath DMD

Rigorously trained at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, Dr. Hedgepath is a consummate authority on not only prosthetic dentistry, but Invisalign treatment as well. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Prosthodontic Society.

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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