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The Whole Tooth Podcast

Dr Lance Timmerman shares in more detail the dental services he offers. Many people scour the web to get a better understanding of dental care and dental services, yet simply reading and looking at photos are not enough. This medium allows people to understand more fully what dental care has to offer.
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Jan 23, 2017

It isn't uncommon to get braces or Invisalign, and when treatment is done, black triangles appear. NOW, there is a way to close the spaces and give a beautiful and natural look in a SINGLE visit!  Bioclear!

 

 

Seattle Bioclear Method

Dec 21, 2016

Teeth whitening is a common way to improve the color of teeth. Nothing lasts forever, so repeating treatment is necessary to maintain or further improve results.  What time frame?  How soon can one "start over"? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Dec 6, 2016

Sometimes teeth are discolored after orthodontic brackets (braces) are removed.  Why?  What can be done? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Sep 20, 2016

Will overdentures help with TMJ issues? Dr Lance Timmerman DMD explains

Sep 13, 2016

The question asked was, "

Why would non-vital tooth hurt a lot during tooth extraction?"

If there is no nerve, why would there be pain? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jun 21, 2016

The biggest deterrent to dental implants is the amount of time needed to wait after implant placement and final restoration.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jun 15, 2016

To get a "perfect" smile makeover, there are many steps involved. How is it different than just getting a crown? Does experience matter?

 

Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jun 15, 2016

While waiting for a lab to create final restorations, it is common to have a prototype created to be worn temporarily.  Since the desire is to remove the prototype within weeks, the goal is to have the prototype stay put, but be easily removed.  How? 

 

Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jun 13, 2016

Often people want treatment, but fear permanent damage will result.  Some systems are advertised as "reversible" as in, "if you don't like the result, one can remove the restoration and everything will be as it WAS."  Is this true?

Sort of.

 

Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jun 2, 2016

A crown put on a tooth after root canal therapy is done to protect the tooth.  Can that cause pain, or would pain indicate an issue with the root canal therapy?  The situation isn't clear, and Dr Lance Timmerman explains....

May 25, 2016

Dental crowns are used when teeth are broken.  Are there limits to "how broken" a tooth can be before a crown is not an option? If a tooth is short, can it still be crowned?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 23, 2016

Sometimes teeth don't develop as expected, and sometimes the missing teeth are in the front.  Seeking a perfect smile can include dental implants to fill the spaces.  Can it be done if the case is from congenitally missing laterals?  If we aren't REPLACING teeth, are dental implants an option? Dr Lance Timmerman explains....

May 18, 2016

Sometimes dental treatment can be confusing to the patient, but makes sense when analysed.  Why would a bracket be put on a tooth but then NO wire is attached?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 17, 2016

Breaking up treatment into smaller parts can be beneficial physically and economically, but there are pros AND cons.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 17, 2016

While being frugal is what will help avoid living beyond means, some savings end up not being savings at all.  The words CAN and SHOULD come to mind.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 16, 2016

How color stable is a zirconia restoration?  Is it easy to alter?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 11, 2016

After investing in porcelain veneers, a good way to protect the investment is by wearing a night guard.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 4, 2016

A well fitting denture doesn't happen on accident.  There are several steps that are key to the success of a denture, one of them being the "border molding" step.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

May 2, 2016

Often when losing teeth, dentures are a step in the progression of care.  How long is too long to wear dentures?  Will wearing dentures for 15 years exclude dental implants from being an option?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 27, 2016

When dental implants are placed, there is often a "temporary phase".  There are many methods, is a Maryland Bridge an option?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 25, 2016

Patients often ask to "fix their overbite" yet don't really HAVE one.  One "exists" but it is "within normal limits".  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 18, 2016

Often we restore teeth next to each other in different ways.  Sometimes it is a difference in material, sometimes it is a difference in restoration.  Can they match perfectly? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 15, 2016

Sometimes teeth go south after treatment.  Sometimes right away, and sometimes much later.  Can this treatment be done THROUGH the crown or bridge?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 13, 2016

After root canal therapy, teeth can become dark. A dental crown helps prevent tooth fracture AND restores color. What material is best, PFM? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Apr 12, 2016

Sometimes getting dental work to match color is a challenge, and often more than one appointment is needed to get things "just right". Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

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