Advanced Dental Technology – Tukwila, WA

Bringing Dental Innovation to Tukwila

With new versions of phones and tablets coming out all the time, you’re likely already aware of some of the advancements in commercial technology and apps. In dentistry, Dr. Lance Timmerman has explored and equipped our dental office with the most effective, leading-edge technology and devices available. In every way, we work to improve your experience in the dental chair, from faster, more accurate diagnoses to more comfortable treatment. Keep reading below to learn about the innovative technology you’ll find at our Tukwila dental office.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Faster Results, Less Pain, Better Outcomes

For generations, the idea of going to the dentist’s office filled most people with dread and anxiety. Patients feared long waits in gloomy lobbies, hours upon hours in an operating chair, and endless amounts of poking and probing with painful tools that caused excessive amounts of bleeding.

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Highly Trained Dentist with 20 Years of Experience
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Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Dr. Timmerman can do more than just treat your teeth. In fact, some procedures deal solely with the soft tissues of your mouth. With our soft tissue laser, he can perform delicate procedures with precision, such as gum recontouring and gum disease therapy. But the best part about this technology is that you should experience little to no discomfort or bleeding, eliminating the need for sutures and helping you heal more quickly.

3D Cone Beam Imaging

Although digital X-rays provide valuable insight for diagnosing issues below the gum line, complex procedures require a more detailed look into the oral cavity’s structures. That’s where our 3D cone beam scanner comes in. This technology creates an accurate 3D image of the nerves, blood vessels, and other elements and features that can help Dr. Timmerman meticulously plan out procedures like dental implant placement to ensure successful healing and treatment.

All-Digital X-Rays

Low radiation digital X-rays allow Dr. Timmerman to create high-resolution images of the teeth and bones around the mouth. This is an important step in diagnosing early tooth decay, bone loss, and abnormalities such as tumors or cysts. We recommend taking a set of bitewing X-rays at least once a year to assess areas between the teeth that are not visible during a clinical exam. The reason this is so important is that it allows Dr. Timmerman to diagnose areas when treatment needs are small, saving your healthy tooth structure and also minimizing the amount that you’ll need to invest in dental treatment costs.

iTero Digital Impression System

If you’ve ever had traditional impressions taken in the past, you already know just how uncomfortable they can be. And, in the end, you’d sometimes end up with a restoration or appliance that didn’t fit properly. At Dr. Timmerman’s dental office, we use the iTero digital impression system, which means that you can just sit back and relax while we scan your teeth and collect accurate data measuring the inside of your mouth. This precise information helps our dental lab create restorations and appliances that are made to fit you perfectly.

The Wand™

Once local anesthetic has taken effect, you don’t feel any pain or discomfort for the dental work that comes afterward, but what about the injection administering it beforehand? We use The Wand, a device that makes even this step of the process painless. Now, you may not feel the injection at all. With this device at our disposal, we can calm any nervous patient and remove anxiety for a smoother, more pleasant experience.

Meet Tukwila’s Most Trusted Dentist

Meet Your Dentist

Get to Know Lance Timmerman, DMD, PS

Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

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Our Patients Tell The Story Best

Experience the power of our patients’ stories firsthand through our compelling video testimonials. Listen as they share their personal journeys, highlighting the exceptional care they received and the life-changing results they achieved. Let their words inspire and guide you on your own path towards optimal health and wellness.

Read What Our Patients Are Saying

Our patients enjoy the very best when it comes to speed, convenience, and quality of care, and they just love talking about it online!
Lorri Kurth
6 months ago
I use Dr.Timmerman for Botox and I’m happy with my results. They were able to get me in the same day. Thank you!!
Mai Trinh
10 months ago
Dr. Timmerman took good care of his clients,he’s professional ,friendly,he’s always use the new technology …Thank you very much Dr.Timmerman and all staffs what you have done for me.
Cherie Lang
10 months ago
Lance and staff do great work. Lance is a very talented dentist. Gail cleaned my teeth today and she’s a soothing soul. Nice to have someone like that in a dental office😉
Andrew Waters
1 year ago
I have lived in the south Seattle area for 10 years and this is by far the best Dental office I have found in the area. Fast, efficient, and pleasant service. Exceptionally skilled and experienced staff. The dental work I have had done at this office is, hands down, the best quality I have ever had done (and I have had a lot done) Exceptional. Highly recommended.
margaret english
1 year ago
If you have embarrassment or fears concerning your teeth /mouth condition this is the place to come. Very professional! They put you immediately at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition. It was difficult for me to even make the apt as I’m so embarrassed to even open my mouth. From the receptionist to the doctor I was treated as if I was the only patient they had that day. They even helped me get financing! Make the call today you won’t be sorry.
Pam Hendrickson
1 year ago
Best dentist ever! I’ve been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 20 years and he has done some really great work keeping my teeth looking and feeling good each and every year! My last visit was for teeth cleaning and the hygienist did a great job. They sparkle now and feel great.
Richard Hanlon jr
1 year ago
I had a very important visit to South Seattle smiles today. Doctor timmerman Took a full mouth scan Of my gum’s,tissues and implants. Everything went very smoothly and I am excited to see the results come back with my new set of full upper and lower Dental implants. Holly was very kind and helpful making sure the lab Receives everything they need .
Michael Cereghino
2 years ago
South Seattle Smiles is a top notch office! Dr Lance Timmerman proved friendly service, is a wealth of wisdom and made my entire experience the best that anyone could ever hope for! I have found my DFF!

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