Advanced Dental Technology – Tukwila, WA
Bringing Dental Innovation to Tukwila
With new versions of phones and tablets coming out all the time, you’re likely already aware of some of the advancements in commercial technology and apps. In dentistry, Dr. Lance Timmerman has explored and equipped our office with the most effective, leading-edge technology and devices available. In every way, we work to improve your experience in the dental chair, from faster, more accurate diagnoses to more comfortable treatment. Keep reading below to learn about the innovative technology you’ll find at our Tukwila practice.
Committed to State-of-the-Art & Comfortable Dental Experiences
- No Mess, Putty-Free Impressions
- Accurate Planning for Complex Procedures with 3D Cone Beam Scanner
- Painless Laser Gum Treatment
Soft Tissue Laser
Dr. Timmerman can do more than just treat your teeth. In fact, some procedures deal solely with the soft tissues of your mouth. With our soft tissue laser, he can perform delicate procedures with precision, such as gum recontouring and gum disease therapy. But the best part about this technology is that you should experience little to no discomfort or bleeding, eliminating the need for sutures and helping you heal more quickly.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
Although digital X-rays provide valuable insight for diagnosing issues below the gum line, complex procedures require a more detailed look into the oral cavity’s structures. That’s where our 3D cone beam scanner comes in. This technology creates an accurate 3D image of the nerves, blood vessels, and other elements and features that can help Dr. Timmerman meticulously plan out procedures like dental implant placement to ensure successful healing and treatment.
Low radiation digital X-rays allow Dr. Timmerman to create high-resolution images of the teeth and bones around the mouth. This is an important step in diagnosing early tooth decay, bone loss, and abnormalities such as tumors or cysts. We recommend taking a set of bite wing X-rays at least once a year to assess areas between the teeth that are not visible during a clinical exam. The reason this is so important is because it allows Dr. Timmerman to diagnose areas when treatment needs are small, saving your healthy tooth structure and also minimizing the amount that you’ll need to invest in dental treatment costs.
iTero Digital Impression System
If you’ve ever had traditional impressions taken in the past, you already know just how uncomfortable they can be. And, in the end, you’d sometimes end up with a restoration or appliance that didn’t fit properly. At Dr. Timmerman’s practice, we use the iTero digital impression system, which means that you can just sit back and relax while we scan your teeth and collect accurate data measuring the inside of your mouth. This precise information helps our dental lab create restorations and appliances that are made to fit you perfectly.
Once local anesthetic has taken effect, you don’t feel any pain or discomfort for the dental work that comes afterward, but what about the injection administering it beforehand? We use The Wand, a device that makes even this step of the process painless. Now, you may not feel the injection at all. With this device at our disposal, we can calm any nervous patient and remove anxiety for a smoother, more pleasant experience.