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Dr. Lance Timmerman

Cosmetic Dentistry
Tukwila, WA
male

Locations

Lance Timmerman, DMD

Tukwila, WA

Address

7100 Fort Dent Way, #270, Tukwila, WA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life

Regence

Cigna

Office

TUKWILA

About

Bio

Dr Timmerman is internationally known for delivering high level dental care and even has a license in Belgium. A perpetual student, he exceeds all requirements of continuing dental education and even teaches other dentists via lectures and hands on instruction. He devotes all his spare time to his beautiful wife and three gorgeous daughters. He loves to travel and stay active, by skiing, running and many other forms of exercise. However, most of his time is simply being a taxi to the family.....

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics

Prosthodontics

Doctor Q&A

160 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: There are conditions when this is possible, but not often. It is likely you are just buying time before replacing the bridge. Find an experienced de... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
While : While durelon is often marketed to dentists as a temporary cement, it is quite often used as a permanent luting agent. In my opinion, this means it i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Sometimes : Sometimes gums get irritated when fillings are placed or polished and this heals soon after treatment. If gum disease is present, it may take longer ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
While : While nothing is 100%, the success rate with oral cysts is high. As mentioned, apical cyst removal relating to root canal treated teeth is highly suc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr : Dr bill hang in your area is an expert in adult orthodontic expansion. I believe that it has been a long time (or very rare) that surgery or extracti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
There : There is no maximum age, but the minimum is that the permanent second molars have erupted. It works like regular orthodontics, pressure is put on tee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Pain : Pain normally resolves soon after treatment, but often can take some time. Also, if the treatment was started but not completed, this can take more t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The longer we can wait to do anything with the tooth, the better in many ways. Perhaps the most significant is the experience of the child, as negati... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It : It is impossible to quote fees for other people, as each office has their own fees. The fees will vary depending on how comprehensive the exam. Plan ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Toothpaste: Maintain veneers as you would teeth. Brush and floss like normal. Porcelain veneers are very stain resistant, composite veneers less so.
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably. 2 : Probably. 2 hours after an extraction is too soon to know if anything is wrong or not. At this point a clot is forming, the tissue is healing and th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Many : Many problems take time to fully manifest. The problem is that if we wait, it is harder and more expensive to treat. Bodies heal much better at a you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Often : Often it is a behavior issue. If they can sit still, they can see a family dentist. Age 12 is usually a great age to switch. If they love their pedia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
After : After 12 years of issues, an online response is not likely to lead to much help. A clinical exam with full diagnostic records will be needed. As you ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Many : Many factors can lead to a diagnosis, but the most telling thing on an x-ray is a dark spot at the tip of the root. If a patient presents with sympto... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Any : Any help these antibiotics can give is temporary, as the source of the problem is still present. If you do get some relief, when issues return they m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The first place to start would be the dentist. If this is the same set of dentures you got 30 years ago, you will need a new set. To prevent things ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Children : Children grinding at this age is often a sign of allergies, most commonly dairy. You may find that your child has large tonsils and adenoids due to a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
There : There should be no delay to get your child help. Go to your dentist, an emergency clinic or the er. This could be life threatening, and you can do no... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Pediatric : Pediatric dentists are great resources. If marketing or taste is your only objection, then "normal" regular toothpaste should be considered. Avoid th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
While : While charts may say teeth will erupt at certain ages, they are averages. Some people have a different "dental age" than others, but that is ok. It ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Apnea still there: A major concern is still death. If you have an obstruction while you sleep that can prevent quality or deep sleep, the risk of dying still exists, an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Costs : Costs will vary dramatically, so i can't comment. Placing a post in a tooth that had been treated with root canal therapy is common and usually a che... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Without : Without an exam and records, this is just a guess. Invisalign can make "mostly straight" teeth to "very/perfectly straight" teeth without being obvio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonded resin/porcela: Depending on size and location, a resin can be bonded. If a large piece is missing, porcelain can be bonded in place, which is more durable.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral Appliance : An alternative to CPAP is an oral appliance for those that can't or won't wear the cpap. Not all dentists are trained in this, so seek a dentist with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
With : With the information given, it is hard to tell what has been done. Normally if a root canal is accessed thru a bridge, the access can be filled, like... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Normally : Normally the first visit for a child isn't much different, but may be a little long. This is normally due to the extra time taken to make sure the vi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Often : Often pieces of bone called sequestrum can continue to chip away after teeth have been extracted. These can be removed by you or you can be seen by t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Thin shell: Veneers are thin shells, usually made from porcelain, that cover the front, tip and sides of teeth. Sometimes no preparation of tooth structure is ne... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
If : If the attachment is at a certain level, then it may be recommended. Despite all suggestions, however, the patient always has the right to decline. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental : Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth, perhaps even the best option. They will look and feel almost like normal teeth! if sev... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The anesthetic is less of a concern than bacteria entering the blood during the extraction. If the cardiologist feels it necessary, antibiotics before... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Allergies : Allergies are possible but rare. Most allergies are with the temporary materials and not the final restoration. If the bridge has a metal substructur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
There : There really is no substitute for floss, so i suggest the packages of floss holders. They come in bags of 50 to 100 with pre cut sections already fix... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Failures : Failures of root canals or reinfections usually has nothing to do with the skill level of the dentist. You can do everything perfect and still have a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
One : One of the great things about modern dental materials is their color stability. One of the bad things about modern dental materials is their color st... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Because : Because it is addressing a functional issue, it is not considered cosmetic. While the result will look pretty, it is replacing missing teeth so not co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No : No permanent damage is done with the whitening processes in the dental office, but there can be some tenderness. This is normally due to desiccation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Absolutely: Another benefit to exercise is that it can help get you to sleep faster and perhaps deeper. However, without a CPAP or an oral appliance to help with... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: While it may seem counterintuitive, insomnia is a symptom of sleep apnea.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Apples/oranges: Dentures are sets of teeth that sit on top of gums and bone to allow chewing again, but poorly tolerated by people. Implants are titanium screws that... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Tonsils often large: There are many variables with obstructive sleep apnea, and tonsils are often part of the problem. Even with removal, the treatment may be incomplete.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Rotations: Despite their best efforts, rotated teeth are a challenge with invisalign.
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Although : Although you are using a mouthrinse, be sure there are no periodontal problems (gum disease) as an accumulation of bacteria can cause severe bad breat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Without : Without seeing the tooth, seeing the size and depth of the filling, it is hard to say what is happening. In addition to previous suggestions, it is po... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
6 months: A general rule of thumb is 6 months, some cases as early as 3 months. Gum tissue is ok at 8-12 week mark for a bridge, but implants need mature bone ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Impacted : Impacted means that gums, bone or both are covering the teeth, but does not mean an infection is present. An infection means that there's bacteria cau... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Every : Every case is custom planned, which means without an exam it is impossible to say. Prices will vary from office to office, city to city and state to s... Read More

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Dec 17, 2012
Dr. Timmerman is a talented and knowledgeable dentist who spends much of his free time in continuing education to learn the newest and best ways to take care of his patients. I would not hesitate to ...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I have known Dr Timmerman for several years as we both participate on an internet dental professional forum of which Dr. Timmerman is a frequent contributor. His insights on varying topics are held in...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Timmerman has that rare gift of taking what can be very confusing about dentistry and making it very easy to understand. It's a rare gift to have and one that I compliment and commend Dr. Timmerm...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
MD

Awards

Best of Western Washington, King 5 News
WIN Foundation Dentist of the Year

Affiliations

Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
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