Dear Valued Patient of D&P Dentistry, 


We are happy to report that we are able to start the process of a soft reopening as of May 11th.  However, there will be many policy changes made within the office that will be utilized at least for the first several weeks of as we adapt to these uncertain times.  We will be seeing patients at half capacity in order to practice optimum infection control, social distancing and also to control the burn rate of our personal protective equipment as it will still not be readily available in the future. 


 If you have an upcoming appointment and plan to reschedule PLEASE call us asap! As we are continuing to work on the schedule and accommodate everyone. The following are important steps patients should be informed of...


1.  Please arrive promptly for you appointment, remain in your car and call the office at (352) 331-4626 when you arrive.  
2.  Please wear your face covering or mask in the office (pursuant to the state of Florida office of the governor executive order number 20-11 and Alachua County Commissioner. 
3. A staff member will meet you at your car where you will be screened. We will check your temperature and pulse ox and have you fill out a questionnaire.  
4. We will take you straight back to the treatment room for your procedure. 
5. We ask that anyone accompanying you remain in the car. 


  * Please bring a jacket or blanket if you normally get cold! The temperature will be down and we will be wearing added gear. 


While some things seem so different we hope you find comfort knowing that at we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients and staff.  Under all the masks and face shields the same familiar faces you are used to seeing will be taking care of you! 
                           

Thank you for your support!

 D&P Dentistry Team
 

We will continue to provide updates as needed. 

Dental Bridge

If you are missing teeth due to trauma, gum disease, or untreated cavities, you may struggle to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

A dental bridge is a completely customized set of prosthetic teeth that fills the gap in your smile and provides lasting comfort.

Curious what a dental bridge can do for you

A Dental Bridge Can Restore Balance and Function to Your Smile

A bridge renews your ability to chew and speak properly.
A bridge not only immediately improves your quality of life, but also prevents surrounding teeth from shifting. This lowers your risk of misalignment in the future.

Bridges are custom-made to blend with your natural teeth. 
Your dentist can create a stunning bridge that fits seamlessly into your smile and complements your unique facial features.

A bridge can be supported by dental implants.
If you choose an implant-supported restoration, your healthy teeth will not need to be altered to support a bridge. 

Now let us show you how a bridge works... 

A Bridge Can Replace One to Three Consecutive Teeth in a Single Treatment

Both traditional and implant-retained bridges improve daily function...

But Will My Dental Bridge Look and Feel Natural?

When carefully designed by a dentist and expertly manufactured by a laboratory, a dental bridge can provide natural-looking results for up to 15 years or more after placement

Prior to placing your bridge, your dentist will conduct a bite assessment to ensure that your new prosthetic fits comfortably in your smile. There are a variety of materials that can be used to craft bridges, including porcelain, zirconia, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Your dentist can help you choose the best type for you based on your budget and goals.

Are you wondering what to expect during treatment

After reshaping your surrounding teeth to make room for your dental bridge, your dentist will cement the restoration in place. 

Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Bridge

For a Traditional Bridge

Your dentist will resize your surrounding teeth to make room for your dental bridge and the supporting dental crowns.

He or she will then take impressions of your smile to design a bridge that looks and feels very natural for years to come.

Your impressions will be sent to a lab, where a skilled technician will create your custom bridge.

Once your dental bridge is ready for placement, your dentist will secure it in place using dental cement.

For an Implant-Supported Bridge

Your dentist will perform dental implant surgery.

Four to six months later, your dentist will place your abutments and take impressions of your smile.

Your impressions will be sent to a trusted lab.

When your permanent bridge is ready, your dentist will secure it to your dental implants.

Still not sure whether a dental bridge is the best choice for you?

Understand Your Options

If you need to replace a single tooth, you may consider the benefits of an implant-supported crown. However, if you are missing several teeth or an entire arch, you may qualify for implant-supported dentures.

A bridge is a custom tooth replacement solution that can be tailored to your budget and long-term goals. If you are missing teeth, you should receive treatment as soon as possible to prevent more widespread damage. Schedule an appointment today to protect your smile.

D&P Dentistry

The team of dental professionals at D&P Dentistry provides exceptional dental work and patient education to help you and your family achieve your best smiles. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alachua County Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Gainesville, FL, office, please contact us online or call (352) 331-4626.

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