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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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Mar 15, 2016

While it may sound simple to just have someone else take over or finish orthodontic treatment, it is a bit more complicated than that.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Mar 14, 2016

Sometimes teeth/smiles are nearly perfect and just need that "little extra something" to make them GREAT. Sometimes this means contouring the enamel, called enamelplasty.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Mar 14, 2016

Some crown edges (or margins if you speak dentite) are below the gumline, some above.  Is one right and the other wrong? Why does it matter? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Mar 10, 2016

How complicated ARE dental implants?  What are some key factors to consider when doing dental implants?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains

Mar 8, 2016

If a dentist says a crown is needed, does that mean it is cracked?  If a tooth is cracked, does that mean a crown is needed?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains

Mar 7, 2016

There are many options when replacing teeth, dental implants being one of the most successful ones.  How many does a person need when replacing teeth?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Mar 1, 2016

Not all dentists are the same, especially when it comes to creating a new smile.  A sign that you chose the right dentist (or chose poorly) is if a diagnostic waxup was used.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 29, 2016

Despite dentists confusing patients and putting on their signs or stationary "family and cosmetic dentistry", only a minority of dentists are trained to do cosmetics. It isn't a specialty, so how does a consumer/patient find the "right" one?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

 

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of his book on cosmetic dentistry from Amazon (all funds go to charity), click the link.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Cosmetic-Dentists-United-States/dp/0692322728

 

Or come in and get one for FREE directly from him (if you ask nicely, he will sign a copy!).

Feb 29, 2016

Is the snap on smile process a cheaper or quicker alternative to porcelain veneers? Dr Lance Timmerman DMD explains

Feb 24, 2016

Pain and irritation is never OK, so further investigation is always suggested.  By a dentist.  Veneers are usually uneventful, but sometimes some "fine tuning" is needed.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 23, 2016

If one can save thousands of dollars, why not travel and make a vacation out of it?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 22, 2016

Sometimes timing of treatment complicates things.  People with crooked teeth sometimes lose one, and have an implant or a bridge created, and later on decide to have orthodontics (braces).  Did the previous treatment (the bridge) eliminate braces as an option?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains

Feb 17, 2016

Nobody wants to get a tooth pulled.  When it MUST be done, replacing it needs to be considered.  This often means that a bone graft is part of the discussion.

Can it wait to be done later, or must it be done right THEN?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains

Feb 16, 2016

Nothing in dentistry lasts forever, but some things last longer than others.  Including root canal therapy.  If previous therapy fails, should it be retreated or extracted?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 15, 2016

Many people suffer from TMJ issues, whether minor annoyances to full blown dysfunction.  There are many methods (some debateable or controversial) to help, including orthodontics (braces).  DOES it help?  How?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 11, 2016

Sometimes porcelain veneers can be sensitive or hurt.  In offices that are properly trained and experienced, this is a rare situation but it CAN happen anywhere. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 11, 2016

It is a common misconception that one can only see a dentist if they have insurance.  MOST people do not have insurance and still seek dental care.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 10, 2016

Sometimes while wearing a temporary crown, some stain or discoloration occurs.  Is this a bad sign?  What IS it?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 9, 2016

Despite every dentist's best efforts, sensitivity can still happen.  Why?  What can be done to fix it?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 8, 2016

While dental benefits (some people mistakenly call it insurance) help offset costs associated with treatment, some patients want to use dentists that they CHOOSE on their own, not one that is assigned to them.  CAN you?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 4, 2016

The most common frustration with dental implant treatment is the waiting.  Time is the biggest cost with implants, as nothing is immediate.  The marketed "teeth in a day" is truly "temporary teeth in a day", because there is a mandatory wait period.

 

Why?

 

Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Feb 1, 2016

A big challenge in any dental office is shade matching.  Teeth are more than a single color and every tooth is different.  While labs CAN get a shade match, a perfect replica is a challenge.  Not impossible, but not easy.  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jan 30, 2016

The ideal sequence is to perform root canal therapy and THEN place a final restoration (normally a crown).  However, life throws us curves, and sometimes a crown is placed and a root canal is needed AFTERWARDS.  What do you do with the hole in the crown?  Can you just plug it?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains....

Jan 29, 2016

When using dental benefits (sometimes called insurance) the out of pocket costs become more important than the total.  If it costs YOU less, is that the better deal? Seattle dentist Dr Lance Timmerman explains how superior treatment (dental implants) can actually be CHEAPER than a dental bridge alternative.

Jan 29, 2016

Some patients have a challenge managing family and health care, so they want to combine both.  Can a patient bring their child to their dental appointment?  Dr Lance Timmerman talks about how it works in HIS office.

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