August 17, 2018
Cost for Porcelain Veneers?
A common question is the cost for porcelain veneers. The quick answer is: a single veneer will cost about the same as a single crown, and every office will have a different fee for that (but usually roughly the same).
Are you unhappy with multiple aspects of your smile? If you are, then you need a comprehensive solution which will address each and every one of your smile problems.
You may need a smile makeover from Dr. Lance Timmerman in Seattle.
Dr. Timmerman utilizes top-of-the-line technology to fix all of your smile problems. In fact, he is one of the premier smile makeover dentists in
Seattle. One of the many ways in which he can fix your smile problems is with a set of porcelain veneers.
Why Would I Need a Smile Makeover?
Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, a smile makeover addresses all of your problems. While Invisalign®, cosmetic bonding, and dental implants only address one issue at a time, a complete smile makeover addresses each one of these problems.
If you have a combination of the following problems, a smile makeover may be the best solution for you.
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gaps in your teethA complete smile makeover will address all of these issues, remedying every single problem, and giving you the smile you’ve always deserved.
Which Procedures are Used in Smile Makeovers?
The important thing to remember is that a smile makeover uses multiple cosmetic procedures to address your problems. Essentially, a smile makeover is a combination of several procedures rolled into one treatment plan.
The procedures which can be used to fix your smile problems include:
- Cosmetic bonding
- Cosmetic teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneersIn most cases, a combination of these procedures will be used to fix your dental problems, however, in some cases a single procedure can be used to fix your problems.
Porcelain Veneers: A Smile Makeover in Just 2 to 3 Visits
If you have several minor problems with your smile, such as chipped teeth, gapped teeth, misshapen teeth, and stained teeth, a set of porcelain veneers can completely remedy your problems.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain coverings which go over the front of your teeth. These coverings are as thin as a contact lens, yet they are as strong as natural tooth enamel. They are stain resistant, and they will last between 10 and 20 years.
In most cases, a smile makeover takes an extensive amount of time to complete, yet porcelain veneers can makeover your smile in just 2 to 3 office visits!
Of course, if you’re looking for a smile makeover with porcelain veneers in Seattle, you need a trained smile makeover and veneers dentist. Only an experienced and trained dentist can truly provide you with the results you need.
A Smile Makeover from Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dr. Lance Timmerman is an experienced Seattle cosmetic dentist who can provide you with a high-quality smile makeover. Dr. Timmerman will address your smile issues, and depending on the severity of your issues, he will either design a comprehensive smile makeover plan, or he will utilize porcelain veneers to overhaul your smile.
If you’re in need of a smile makeover in Seattle, Dr. Lance Timmerman would be happy to help you. For a complimentary consultation about a smile makeover with porcelain veneers, call Dr. Timmerman today.
Smile Makeover Requirements
by Lance Timmerman DMD
“I want a new smile, what will it take?!” Seattle cosmetic dentist Lance Timmerman in Tukwila gets this a lot. The challenge: an answer. If I asked you to paint my house, could you give a fee? Probably, but at first you may only give me a range and after you learn about the condition of my house you can give a better estimate.”
March 7, 2018
Dr Lance Timmerman DMD is a Regence Dentist, a dentist for your entire family. With today’s changing climate, it is important to get the most “bang for your buck” and easy to manage your dental benefits. When seeing a dentist IN network with your insurance, coordinating and managing your benefits can’t be any easier. When Dr Timmerman was OUT of network, things were very complicated. Now that Dr Timmerman has been recruited to the network, everything is much more streamlined.
When choosing a Regence Dentist (sometimes referred to as “Regence Blue Shield”), you don’t have to shop around looking for the best price. Since it won’t cost any more or less when seeing a network provider, you can find a dentist that offers the treatment you seek, or at the location that is convenient. Dr Timmerman is among the most experienced and trained dentists in the NATION, with a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Less than 2% of the dentists nationwide have this level of training and experience, so he is often asked to lecture and teach OTHER dentists.
Dr Timmerman’s office is very convenient to get to. Tucked behind the Family Fun Center in Tukwila, near the Southcenter Mall (Westfield Shopping Center), Dr Timmerman practically shares a parking lot with Starfire Sports Complex (home of the Seattle Sounders). Right off exit #1 from I-405, you can arrive very quickly from all over the Seattle metropolitan area. Patients come from all over the world to see Dr Timmerman, so you are fortunate that he is so close to you!
Managing costs of dental care can be confusing. Let us help you manage your Regence dental benefits or coordinate our many financing options.
November 13, 2016
For some people, distance is not a barrier to seeking what they feel is the best treatment and dental tourism is the answer. Seattle cosmetic dentist Lance Timmerman DMD helps to make it easy for his out of state or out of country patients to have their treatment with him. From a quick trip to a full on vacation lasting a few weeks, let our 5 star service help!
Since some services are hard to find “the right provider”, many people make the voyage from all over the world to see Dr Timmerman. The more “fastidious” patient can rest easy that the result they seek is usually only TWO visits away! Usually, our international patients make a single EXTENDED trip, but sometimes they choose to do two “brief” trips. To speed up the process and reduce visits to our office, some preliminary work can be done at home. Just because this is a limited and specific procedure, we STILL require full diagnostic work up and records. To streamline the process, x-rays and preliminary impressions can be taken “at home” (in your home country, by your home dentist). This information can be sent to Dr Timmerman in advance to prepare for the case.
The first thing to do is to “arrive”. Most people will fly, so the first step is to choose the closest airport. SeaTac (designated SEA) is a mere 2.5 miles away. Call your travel agent or use a great app like Expedia.
Even MORE convenient is the proximity to a place to sleep. Homewood suites by Hilton is not merely CLOSE, but we actually share a parking lot. Beautiful hotel, walking distance… what more could you ask for? The hotel has its own shuttle service, or we can help arrange for a limo to pick you up.
Our state of the art office is only 12 miles from downtown seattle, and less than an hour for other recreational activities. Here is a list of options:
If your treatment is involved and takes a bit of time, it can be broken up into 1-2 short visits, or a longer visit with some “waiting time” involved. With so much time on your hands, entertainment and distractions may be a welcome diversion. Let us help, with both the treatment AND the things to do.
There are some things that we need:
- Email us x-rays of the teeth. ALL of the teeth. Including a panoramic x-ray
- Impressions of your teeth in PVS (polyvinyl siloxane)
- Bite registration
The above can be done at a local dental office very easily. That office may/should charge a fee for this service.
- Decide on the “style of smile” that you desire (follow the link)
- Documentation that the health of your gums are healthy/stable and no other teeth have pressing issues (nerves of any teeth need root canal therapy? Get it done BEFORE travel here)
- Schedule a skype consultation or email a detailed correspondence of desired goal.
- Decide if you would like US to handle ALL of your travel arrangements, including flights, hotel, and transportation. There will be an additional fee and non refundable.
If you present to us in a manner that is NOT healthy and prevents us to immediately start treatment, we WILL change gears. This normally means that we need to clean your teeth and gums, or whatever treatment is needed to start treatment. This MAY mean that treatment must be rescheduled after healing, or that additional time is needed for the case (instead of 3 hours blocked, we need 5 hours). If treatment changes, the fee may change as well (but may not). Matters like this will be discussed prior to starting treatment so as to avoid any misunderstandings.