Dental Insurance

We Welcome Dental Insurance!

More than half of the country has some form of dental insurance, and if you count yourself among this group, then you can rest easy because our dental office is happy to take your plan. Our team is very familiar with the ins and outs of several popular policies, and we find that most patients are eager to learn basic tips on how to maximize their coverage. Below, you’ll find some general ways to get the most out of your benefits, but to learn more regarding your specific policy, we invite you to give our team a call.

Our In-Network PPO Dental Insurance Providers

Dr. Timmerman is in-network with many of the most popular PPO dental insurance providers, meaning our dental office is able to offer patients the absolute highest level of savings possible. But, we’re also happy to work with several out-of-network plans as well. If you don’t see your provider on the list below, go ahead and give us a call with your policy information handy. We’ll likely still be able to offer you discounts on your care, and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how much! We are not dental providers of Medicaid, Apple Health, Apple Care, Provider 1, or Molina.

Don’t find yours? Ask our friendly team if we take your plan.

Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

The most important thing to understand about dental insurance is that the majority of plans are primarily designed to help people prevent dental issues as opposed to treating them. That’s why services like checkups and cleanings tend to receive more coverage than fillings and crowns. You can still use your insurance to pay for dental repair, but if you’re looking to save as much as possible, focusing on prevention is the best way to go. By doing this, a patient will also drastically lower their need for more expensive procedures over time, helping lower their overall care cost even more.

What Your Dental Insurance Plan Covers

Expanding on what we mentioned above, for most policies, preventive treatments like checkups and cleanings are covered 80-100%, which is usually the highest offered by any plan. Below that, restorative services like fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions, and root canals are covered about 50-70%. This is why we tell patients they should use their plans mainly for prevention! For cosmetic dentistry, it is typically NOT covered because the procedures are considered elective. This refers to treatments like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding.

Medical Insurance

When treating some conditions, Dr. Timmerman can actually use your medical insurance. As is often the case when treating snoring and sleep apnea, or even sinus lifts and bone grafting, medical insurance can help out.

However, NO dentist is in-network with a medical plan. If we can use your medical insurance, we can save YOU money (who doesn’t like to save money?).

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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.

Read What Our Patients Are Saying

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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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