Dental Crowns – Tukwila, WA

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  • Restores strength to a damaged tooth
  • Improves tooth size, shape and color
  • Repairs tooth after severe decay
  • Preserve tooth after a root canal
  • Restore a dental implant
  • Dr. Timmerman provides customized shade-matching which allows our dental crowns in Tukwila, WA to blend in with any patient’s natural smile. The treatment is a two-visit process with tooth preparation and an impression made at the first visit; the second visit is approximately two weeks later and is when the permanent crown is bonded into place. Don’t worry; we use a strong temporary crown in the meantime to keep you smiling!

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    What are Dental Crowns?

    Dental crowns, also known as “tooth crowns” or “dental caps,” are custom-made prosthetics designed to cover and protect a damaged, weakened, or discolored tooth. These structures, typically fabricated from materials such as ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia, are placed over the existing tooth, encompassing its visible surface up to the gum line.

    Crowns are sometimes called “caps.” They cover the entire tooth above the gum line if the tooth has been damaged by decay, a large crack, or has had root canal treatment done. Dr. Timmerman uses porcelain materials in his crowns, allowing him to provide a strong yet aesthetically-friendly restoration. In addition to full porcelain crowns, we also offer full gold crowns when necessary. Gold has some advantages, especially if used on a back tooth that experiences a severe amount of pressure day after day.

    Putting off treatment for your broken tooth will only allow it to continue breaking. At some point, it will be too compromised to continue functioning any longer. Placing a full crown on the tooth will allow Dr. Timmerman to restore strength, function, and aesthetics to your smile. If your crown is porcelain, we will use detailed color-matching systems to ensure that your final restoration blends right in with your other teeth.

    Are Dental Crowns Right for Me?

    Dental crowns are a versatile and effective solution for various dental issues. Whether you have a severely decayed tooth, a cracked or fractured tooth, or simply desire cosmetic enhancement, dental crowns may be the ideal treatment option for you. These custom-made caps are designed to fit over your natural teeth, providing strength, protection, and an improved appearance. By carefully assessing your specific dental condition and understanding your treatment goals, a skilled dentist can determine if dental crowns are the right choice for you.

    Conditions in which dental crowns may be recommended:

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    Dental Crowns Restore Health and Beauty

    Crowns can be one of the most beautiful restorations that you can have. When Dr. Timmerman’s skilled hands help craft them, crowns can enhance the way your teeth look when you’re smiling. Not only do they keep your teeth healthier, but they can also boost your self-confidence and help you feel at ease when you’re around other people

    Crowns are full-coverage restorations that are used to protect and repair badly damaged teeth. Dr. Timmerman typically places crowns on teeth that:

    Digital Impressions & State of the Art Technology

    Dr. Timmerman uses the latest technology when treating patients, including DIGITAL DENTAL IMPRESSIONS. Traditional methods use a gooey material in a tray, but since the goal is to eventually REMOVE the tray, flexibility is designed into the material. After this material sets, plaster is poured into the impression, however, if too much powder or too much liquid is used, the stone will expand or contract unpredictably. This leads to crowns that do not fit precisely, so regular dentists spend a lot of time polishing and adjusting the crowns to try to get them to fit.

    With the iTero system, on the other hand, Dr. Timmerman simply emails the scanning data to a lab, a block of porcelain is selected and then milled to the PRECISE shape of the prepared tooth. The lab technician then creates a dental crown, and little to ZERO adjusting will be needed.

    Your treatment will take two appointments. During the first visit, the tooth will be prepped and an impression taken so that the customized crown can be made. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth until you come back. In about 2 weeks, your permanent crown is ready for delivery. Dr. Timmerman will remove your temporary crown and permanently bond the final crown in place.

    Once your crown is placed, it’s important to take extra care of it by brushing along the gum line and flossing it at least once each day. Routine cleanings will also help prevent problems like gum disease from developing around your investment! Be sure to visit our Seattle dental office at least twice a year for professional cleanings and an exam by Dr. Timmerman to ensure the ongoing health of your smile.

    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.

    Dental Crowns FAQs

    Explore answers to the most common inquiries about this versatile dental restoration. Learn about the purpose, procedure, materials, and maintenance of dental crowns, which can strengthen and enhance the appearance of damaged teeth, providing long-lasting results.
    A dental crown is a custom-made tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. It covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and is designed to restore its strength, shape, and appearance.
    Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials. Each type of material has its own advantages and considerations, such as aesthetics, durability, and compatibility with the patient’s bite.
    A dental crown may be needed in several situations, including: When a tooth has extensive decay or damage that cannot be effectively restored with a filling. After root canal treatment to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. To restore a fractured or severely worn-down tooth. For cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.
    The placement of a dental crown typically involves multiple steps. Firstly, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay or damaged portions. An impression of the tooth is then taken to create a custom crown. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being fabricated. Finally, the permanent crown is cemented onto the tooth.
    The process of getting a dental crown usually requires two or more visits to the dentist. The first visit involves tooth preparation and taking impressions, while the second visit is for the placement of the permanent crown. The time between these visits can vary, depending on factors such as the dental laboratory’s schedule and the complexity of the case.
    The appearance of dental crowns can be made to closely match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Modern dental materials and techniques allow for highly aesthetic and natural-looking crowns. As a result, dental crowns are often not noticeable and blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
    The lifespan of a dental crown depends on various factors, including the material used, oral hygiene practices, and habits such as teeth grinding. On average, dental crowns can last between 10 and 15 years, but with proper care, they can last even longer.
    Yes, dental crowns can be replaced if they become worn, damaged, or if there are changes in the underlying tooth structure. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of the crown and determine if a replacement is necessary.
    Dental crowns are generally considered safe and reliable. However, like any dental procedure, there can be risks and complications, such as sensitivity, discomfort, or allergic reactions to materials. Your dentist will discuss potential risks and address any concerns before proceeding with crown placement.
    Caring for a dental crown involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. It’s important to avoid biting on hard objects or using teeth to open packages. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also essential for monitoring the health of the crown and surrounding teeth.
    Meet Tukwila’s Most Trusted Dentist

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    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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    Tim Ricks
    1 week ago
    Dr Timmerman is a real pro. He is a gifted crafter of smiles . All on 6 in my case. For years i havent publicly smiled at anyone. My natural teeth had reached the end. Enter Seattle Smiles to give me a solution that restored confidence in myself to present my true self to the world again. The consultation was thorough and very educational to me. Its tough to hear you cant keep your natural teeth anymore but Dr Timmerman did great explaining my options and being honest about the consequences for my oral and general health. I trusted the Dr completely and he did a terrific job on my all on 6 (upper and lower) restoration. Prep and Surgery was well prepared and almost completely painless . Its amazing from the quality of the work performed to the underlying advanced tech to the craftsmenship of my new smile and the great support of Holly to help me explore potential coverage under my health insurance. 1st class staff, top notch Dentist and full support of this journey. On to healing and getting final set late this summer. Very pleased with the results. My wife says she doesnt want me to go out in public because “I look too good”. Thanks Dr Timmerman and staff, you changed my life .
    Kalena Mina
    4 weeks ago
    Dr. Timmerman is exceptionally skilled and friendly. He exhibits a gentle touch when working on your teeth. His staff is also very welcoming. I once witnessed Dr. Timmerman performing an emergency tooth repair for someone I knew, and he did an excellent job. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else. My trust in Dr. Timmerman is unwavering at 100%. When it comes to cosmetic dental work, Dr. Timmerman is, without a doubt, the best!
    Lorri Kurth
    9 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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.

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