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Filling in Your Incomplete Smile

  • Regain Your Smile's Completeness and Boost Your Confidence
  • Enjoy Improved Speech and Bite Functionality with Replacement Teeth
  • Say Goodbye to Gaps and Hello to a Beautiful, Natural-Looking Smile
  • Restore Your Facial Structure and Maintain Dental Health with Tooth Replacement
  • Experience the Freedom to Eat, Speak, and Laugh without Concern.
  • Losing a tooth can be devastating to your confidence. But the truth is that a missing tooth impacts much more than just your appearance. When you lose just one tooth, your other teeth can spread out to compensate for the gap, changing your bite. This can lead to jaw pain, excessive enamel wear, and problems with chewing food.

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    Replace Missing Teeth Services

    South Seattle Smiles offers comprehensive Replace Missing Teeth services, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Restore your smile and regain optimal function with our expert team and state-of-the-art treatments.

    Dental Bridges

    For one to two consecutive missing teeth, a dental bridge is a popular choice to fill in the gap. This restoration is made of dental crowns that are fused together, but the two end crowns are hollowed out to fit over the teeth that surround the missing ones. By anchoring to these healthy teeth, the dental bridge remains firmly in place over the gums while having a lifelike appearance and useful function.

    Dentures & Partials

    Perhaps you’ve lost several or even all your teeth within an arch. In these situations, partial or full dentures can be customized to replace them all at once. While partials use clasps that attach to remaining teeth for stability, full dentures rely on suction and getting a precise fit to stay in place. High-quality materials are used to create these restorations so you can have confidence in your smile and bite again.

    Dental Implants

    Out of all the tooth replacement options available, none can measure up to everything dental implants can do. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, starting with the root. As a result, they stimulate the jawbone just like a natural tooth and offer several advantages that other solutions simply can’t. And what’s more, dental implants can be utilized to replace any number of missing teeth for a lifetime, making them a versatile choice.

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    Replace Missing Teeth FAQs

    Find answers to the most common inquiries regarding tooth replacement options. Discover the various treatments available, such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures, and learn about the benefits, procedure, and maintenance involved in restoring your smile and oral functionality.
    There are several options for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported dentures. The most suitable option depends on factors such as the number of missing teeth, the health of the surrounding teeth and gums, and the patient’s preferences and budget.
    Dental implants are a popular and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. They involve surgically placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which serves as an artificial tooth root. A crown is then attached to the implant, creating a natural-looking and functioning replacement tooth.
    A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. The adjacent teeth are prepared to support the bridge, and the pontics fill in the gaps left by the missing teeth.
    Dentures are removable appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. They consist of artificial teeth set in a gum-colored base. Dentures can be complete (replacing all teeth) or partial (replacing some teeth while retaining remaining natural teeth).
    Dental implants are designed to be a long-term and durable solution for missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, including good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last for many years or even a lifetime.
    Implant-supported dentures are a more stable and secure alternative to traditional dentures. They are attached to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, providing increased stability and preventing slippage or discomfort often associated with removable dentures.
    Yes, dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on the specific case, a series of dental implants can be placed to support individual crowns or a dental bridge. Implant-supported dentures are also an option for replacing multiple missing teeth.
    The process of getting dental implants usually involves multiple steps, including a thorough examination, treatment planning, implant placement surgery, and a healing period. After the implants have integrated with the jawbone, abutments are attached, and custom-made crowns are placed onto the implants.
    Yes, dental bridges can be used even if you have missing teeth on both sides of your mouth. In such cases, the bridge can be supported by dental implants placed strategically in the jawbone to ensure stability and functionality.
    Yes, one of the major benefits of dental implants and other tooth replacement options is the ability to eat normally and comfortably. Dental implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, allowing you to bite and chew with confidence. Similarly, dental bridges and dentures are designed to provide functional and aesthetic benefits, enabling you to enjoy a wide range of foods.

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    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.

    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
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    7 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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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
    5/5
    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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