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7100 Fort Dent Way , #270
Tukwila, Washington 98188 US
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5 out of 5 stars Brite Smile

First Time At Dentist - Tukwila, WA

Dr Timmerman & staff made it easy!

5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers

After Seeing Myself in a Photo Next to a Younger Person I Realized my Smile, Although Happy, Was Very Yellow - Tukwila, WA

I wanted my smile to reflect the happiness and brightness I feel about life. I had been in an auto accident years ago which did much damage to my teeth, so after 40 years it was time to restore the whiteness and alignment I lost over time.

5 out of 5 stars Dental Crown

MRS Globe Belgium , Seka Dobric Beauty Smile by Dr. Timmerman

Skilled dentist, wonderful person!

5 out of 5 stars Dental Implants

Dental Implant, Beautiful Veneers - Tukwila, WA

Best cosmetic dentist on the planet!

5 out of 5 stars Braces

44 Year Old Needed Personal and Cosmetic Work. - Seattle, WA

Dr. Timmermans team have been so good. Making me feel very comfortable with everything that has been done and what is coming for the future. I personally wanted all of the old mercury fillings out of my head and have never really liked my teeth. The work done so far has me really excited about a new smile and the entire experience has been so easy for me. Very positive. indeed.

1 out of 5 stars Sleep Apnea Treatment

I wish I could rate less than 1 star...

Dr. Timmerman is terrible, and I do not recommend his services. He's incredibly condescending and doesn't prioritize significant health concerns over cosmetic fixes. Office is not reflective of a "Dentist to the stars" which he pushes the image of pretty hard. Run down facility, old equipment, gross bathroom. I must say that his staff are all delightful, from the front to the back of the...

2 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers

Smile Makeover

I can definitely recommend Dr. Timmerman's office for veneers if time is of the essence and you want beautiful results. They will work hard to see you on a schedule that is convenient for you (they even took me for one after hours appointment!) and their lab is very good. Alicia in the front office is so helpful and makes herself available for contact after hours. Sherry is incredible and so friendly and makes you feel at ease with her personable and human approach. HOWEVER I was incredibly disappointed with Dr. Timmerman's lack of professionalism and condescending approach. Following the initial appointment where he assured me he was not as arrogant as his reviews make him sound, he certainly turned out to be just that. I had my front 8 teeth done on the top, one being an implant crown. All of my work was about $15k, and this type of makeover was a pretty big emotional leap for me as well. Unfortunately at my prep appointment and final seating, Dr. Timmerman seemed generally annoyed by my questions about the process and was willing only to provide short and terse answers. About one week after my final placement and after having concerns that I may have felt my implant moving (not good!), my implant crown came loose. I was able to get in to see the doctor that morning, and he offered no apology or explanation as to how that could happen if he placed it permanently and directly over my abutment the week before as he insisted he had. I then expressed concern about using permanent cement for that crown, as I have been told by other dentists it's best to use intermediate strength cement in case the internal structure of my implant ever needed to be examined (in order to avoid destroying the crown to get at it). He flatly and quite shortly told me I had no choice. So permanent cement we used. Initially he had placed the crown with cement that made it look much more grey than the surrounding teeth, so it was actually a little blessing that it came loose and we were able to use a more white cement to place it. But it is still pretty unnerving to have a front crown come loose after being told it was permanent. At my final follow-up to remove excess cement (thank you Sherry!!) Dr. Timmerman did not come in to check my case himself, even after being informed I had concerns about my bite. I was the only patient there for the first appointment of the day, he was in an office with the door open, and I guess he just couldn't be bothered to pop in and see how everything was doing. Very unprofessional and disappointing after all the work this process has been. Overall, I'm very happy with my smile now. But if you're looking for a doctor who acts like there's a human attached to the teeth he's doing, I'd say maybe look elsewhere.

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Personal Statement

I am dedicated to offering the best care possible, and devote hundreds of hours each year to improving my care, skill, and judgement (beyond the minimum required).

Memberships

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Consultation Fee

$50. Fee includes face to face with Dr, but does not include exam

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: Oregon Health and Sciences University


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
    Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education
    Fellowships:
    American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
    International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

Treatments offered at Lance Timmerman DMD

Blog Posts and Articles

Dental Porcelain Veneers: 3 Steps to a Winning Smile!

As people get older, they experience many changes to their bodies. One often overlooked change is their smile. Many people have teeth that have yellowed, making them look much older than they really are, others have crooked or chipped teeth that make them

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Teeth Whitening Before Dental Crowns and Veneers?

There are a few things to consider if you whiten before crowns and veneers. If porcelain will cover ALL teeth that show, there isn't much point, as... READ MORE

Emax Veneers Vs Zirconia Veneers?

Zirconia can only be cemented, so they would be crowns and not veneers. eMax CAN be bonded, so they can be more conservative, and are VERY strong.... READ MORE

Is the Best Option for me to Replace Current Braces with Invisalign? (Photos)

Many adult issues people are dealing with today (sleep apnea or TMJ issues, etc) is from having teeth pulled as a youth. In some extreme cases pulling... READ MORE

Reversing the Damage Done from Extractions for Braces

When teeth are extracted for orthodontic purposes, the result is often what is called a collapsed or narrowed arch. This can affect facial aesthetics... READ MORE

Do Dental Veneers Look Fake?

A successful veneer case is the result of great teamwork between a dentist and his lab technician. The dentist must design the case for long term... READ MORE

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The investment for porcelain veneers can vary from office to office and from case to case. Most smiles are based on a "per case" basis and not per... READ MORE

How Does One Clean Invisalign?

This is one of those KISS principles: Keep It Simple. Regular toothpaste with your toothbrush is fine, and recomended. Other products can discolor the... READ MORE

Why do I need to have my gums repacked after a root extension?

What you likely mean is they will pack retraction cord around the tooth, slightly below the gum line. This cord is removed right before taking the... READ MORE

Clear Choice Dental Implants, Marketing Hype or Quality Care?

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Is It Required That Teeth Are Shaved to Correct Crowding with Invisalign? Can Teeth Not Be Shaved with Invisalign?

"Shaving" teeth CAN be bad if one is overly aggressive, but most of the time we are only taking microns off of teeth and it is insignificant. If there... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Timmerman

Lance Timmerman, DMD, MAGD has shared 27 before and after pictures with 1,084 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Correct Gaps Between Teeth With the Bioclear Matrix

Dr. Lance Timmerman explains why Bioclear is better than traditional dental bonding methods to revise gaps or "black triangles" in between teeth. WATCH VIDEO

Crooked Teeth: More Than Just an Aesthetic Issue

Dr. Lance Timmerman goes beyond the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth to explain the health benefits as well, and the potential risk of untreated malocclusion (crooked or misaligned teeth). WATCH VIDEO

Do All My Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

Dr. Lance Timmerman answers this common dental question. WATCH VIDEO

The Advantages of Digital Impressions for Invisalign and Dental Restorations

Nobody likes the gag effect of a tray full of goop to take impressions. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains the advantages of using digital impressions. WATCH VIDEO

Are 6 Month Smiles Different From Braces?

Straight teeth have many benefits beyond simply looking good. But most adults don't want treatment that takes two years. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains what you can expect from treatment. WATCH VIDEO

3 Factors to Know About Teeth Whitening

Teeth bleaching or teeth whitening is common, but results will vary. The reason is that not all methods work the same. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains three main factors to bleaching teeth. WATCH VIDEO

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Experience
Practicing for 19 year.
Personal Statement

I am dedicated to offering the best care possible, and devote hundreds of hours each year to improving my care, skill, and judgement (beyond the minimum required).

Memberships
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
Consultation Fee

$50. Fee includes face to face with Dr, but does not include exam

Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: Oregon Health and Sciences University


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
    Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education
    Fellowships:
    American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
    International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

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5 out of 5 stars Brite Smile

First Time At Dentist - Tukwila, WA

Dr Timmerman & staff made it easy!

5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers

After Seeing Myself in a Photo Next to a Younger Person I Realized my Smile, Although Happy, Was Very Yellow - Tukwila, WA

I wanted my smile to reflect the happiness and brightness I feel about life. I had been in an auto accident years ago which did much damage to my teeth, so after 40 years it was time to restore the whiteness and alignment I lost over time.

5 out of 5 stars Dental Crown

MRS Globe Belgium , Seka Dobric Beauty Smile by Dr. Timmerman

Skilled dentist, wonderful person!


Before and After Photos




Teeth Whitening Before Dental Crowns and Veneers?

There are a few things to consider if you whiten before crowns and veneers. If porcelain will cover ALL teeth that show, there isn't much point, as... READ MORE

Emax Veneers Vs Zirconia Veneers?

Zirconia can only be cemented, so they would be crowns and not veneers. eMax CAN be bonded, so they can be more conservative, and are VERY strong.... READ MORE

Is the Best Option for me to Replace Current Braces with Invisalign? (Photos)

Many adult issues people are dealing with today (sleep apnea or TMJ issues, etc) is from having teeth pulled as a youth. In some extreme cases pulling... READ MORE

Reversing the Damage Done from Extractions for Braces

When teeth are extracted for orthodontic purposes, the result is often what is called a collapsed or narrowed arch. This can affect facial aesthetics... READ MORE

Do Dental Veneers Look Fake?

A successful veneer case is the result of great teamwork between a dentist and his lab technician. The dentist must design the case for long term... READ MORE

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The investment for porcelain veneers can vary from office to office and from case to case. Most smiles are based on a "per case" basis and not per... READ MORE

How Does One Clean Invisalign?

This is one of those KISS principles: Keep It Simple. Regular toothpaste with your toothbrush is fine, and recomended. Other products can discolor the... READ MORE

Why do I need to have my gums repacked after a root extension?

What you likely mean is they will pack retraction cord around the tooth, slightly below the gum line. This cord is removed right before taking the... READ MORE

Clear Choice Dental Implants, Marketing Hype or Quality Care?

Before accepting treatment, do some research and be sure you are comfortable with the decision. Just like some franchises are run well and others... READ MORE

Is It Required That Teeth Are Shaved to Correct Crowding with Invisalign? Can Teeth Not Be Shaved with Invisalign?

"Shaving" teeth CAN be bad if one is overly aggressive, but most of the time we are only taking microns off of teeth and it is insignificant. If there... READ MORE

Videos by Lance Timmerman, DMD, MAGD

Lance Timmerman, DMD, MAGD has shared 21 videos.

Narrow by:

Correct Gaps Between Teeth With the Bioclear Matrix

Dr. Lance Timmerman explains why Bioclear is better than traditional dental bonding methods to revise gaps or "black triangles" in between teeth. WATCH VIDEO

Crooked Teeth: More Than Just an Aesthetic Issue

Dr. Lance Timmerman goes beyond the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth to explain the health benefits as well, and the potential risk of untreated malocclusion (crooked or misaligned teeth). WATCH VIDEO

Do All My Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

Dr. Lance Timmerman answers this common dental question. WATCH VIDEO

The Advantages of Digital Impressions for Invisalign and Dental Restorations

Nobody likes the gag effect of a tray full of goop to take impressions. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains the advantages of using digital impressions. WATCH VIDEO

Are 6 Month Smiles Different From Braces?

Straight teeth have many benefits beyond simply looking good. But most adults don't want treatment that takes two years. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains what you can expect from treatment. WATCH VIDEO

3 Factors to Know About Teeth Whitening

Teeth bleaching or teeth whitening is common, but results will vary. The reason is that not all methods work the same. Dr. Lance Timmerman explains three main factors to bleaching teeth. WATCH VIDEO

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