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FAQ

What do I need to bring on my first visit?

We need some important information to get registered in our system and prepared for your treatment. When you come to see us, please bring the following:

  • Dental insurance plan
  • Some form of legal identification such as a valid Driver’s License, Military ID, or State ID
  • Patient information or authorization form if you’ve received one

How often do I need to visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that everyone visit the dentist for a check-up at least once every six months. This ensures that a professional can keep track of your oral health and identify any dental issues before getting worse. However, if you have an ongoing dental problem, more annual visits might be necessary.

Which insurance do you accept?

The providers for which we are current in-network include:

  • Cigna DPPO
  • Delta Dental PPO & Premier
  • DNOA PPO
  • GEHA PPO
  • Lincoln Financial PPO
  • MetLife PDP+, Apple, Fed
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Guardian PPO

Do you offer other coverage options?

Lake Dental wants everyone to have the opportunity to receive the dental care they need at an affordable price. For that reason, we are proud to offer our patient’s membership plans that cover the essential aspects of your oral health. We offer adult, perio, and child plans, each with special perks.

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How do I schedule a consultation?

You can book your visit by calling our office or (more efficiently) by filling out our website’s scheduling form.

What dental services do you offer?

We offer comprehensive dental services that range from basic general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative procedures. Some of our services include:

  • Comprehensive Care
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Crowns
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Dental Extractions

How do I know if I have to see the dentist for gum disease?

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is a common yet potentially dangerous condition that affects millions of people throughout the country. It is the result of a bacterial infection in the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. Usual signs include swelling, bleeding during brushing, frequent pain, and in the worst cases, loose teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to visit a dentist right away.

Do I really need braces?

If you have suffered from crooked or misaligned teeth, you might be considering a corrective orthodontic procedure. We think of braces as a cosmetic procedure, but smile corrections carry other benefits. Straightening your teeth reduces your chances of developing tooth decay, alleviates speech deficiencies, and might even help prevent sleep apnea.

What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Losing a tooth or several doesn’t have to be the end of your smile. There are multiple restorative procedures available designed to restore the natural appearance of your teeth. Depending on your situation, you might be eligible for dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

What can I do about stained teeth?

Teeth are stained or discolored due to various reasons that can range from certain foods to medication to just normal signs of aging. Although you can find many over-the-counter options, professional teeth whitening is your most effective solution to combating dental staining and discoloration. Our team at Lake Dental is proud to offer professional teeth whitening with GLO™ whitening systems.

What is GLO™ Whitening?

The GLO™ teeth whitening system is a one of the latest and most effective cosmetic technologies in the market. This treatment uses Guided Light Optic to accelerate the whitening effects of a bleaching gel for fast, one-of-a-kind results.

Who is the Best Dentist in East Bradenton?

Lake Dental has the perfect combination of expertise, skill, and attentiveness to bring you unparalleled dental health experience. We offer a wide range of services, backed by some of the most advanced technology in the field. Every aspect of our practice is designed to give you the treatment you need in a comfortable and caring environment. Call us today to get started!

Do you treat patients of all ages?

Yes! We accept patients starting at two (2) years of age. Lake Dental aims to be a dental practice for the whole family so you can entrust us to maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health.