What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Orem Mini-Implants When you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry- Dr. Chris Hammond

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Using Nature As Our Guide At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Provo

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Dr. Chris Hammond at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry performs complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with significant problems) into sensational smiles. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to know if you will still look like yourself.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” We use nature as a guide when improving smiles. Bringing multiple components into harmony is crucial when designing a a terrific smile makeover. Here are a few:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the complexity. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are committed to the details. We invite you to schedule a smile design consultation to communicate with Dr. Hammond about your current smile and the dazzling smile you desire.

 

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

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Do you ever treat yourself to a few hours of pampering and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed? Perhaps you get a massage or have dinner at a nice Orem restaurant. Have you ever thought about getting your teeth whitened? You get to relax in a comfy chair and enjoy a bright smile when you leave. Our distinctive dental practice in Provo has a warm, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.

The proven teeth whitening system used in our Provo practice has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. We brighten smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied Provo cosmetic dental patients.

If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry to remedy some problems with your smile, we can also help you with that at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. We have beautified countless Orem area smiles using a variety of common and not-so-common cosmetic dental procedures.

Ask us about invisible braces, crown lengthening treatment, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers and tooth implants. To schedule a teeth whitening or cosmetic dental consultation, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633. We are distinctive dental practice serving the greater Orem area from our well-appointed Provo facility.

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You deserve to be pampered! Experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive top quality dental care at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


It’s A Great Time To Have Ugly Teeth!

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Huh? Yep, it’s true. It’s a great time to have ugly teeth because industry-leading cosmetic dentistry provides several procedures to turn ugly to unbelievably beautiful.

Teeth whitening can benefit almost every adult. Years of staining can be magically erased in a day at your Provo dentist’s office or over a few months with an affordable at-home kit. This popular treatment gives you a lot of bang for your cosmetic dental buck.

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have small chips or cracks, minimally-invasive porcelain veneers could be the answer. A veneer is a translucent, wafer-thin cover that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Many people get veneers on the upper front teeth for a fabulous smile metamorphosis. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633 to learn more about terrific veneers.

Have your gums receded and thereby exposed the metal base of an old dental crown? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this common trouble. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633 to schedule a gum-contouring consultation.

A missing tooth detracts from your smile, even if your other teeth look great. Many Provo people have benefited from dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown. Dental implants can also anchor full or partial dentures and significantly improve life for denture wearers.

If your teeth have acute alignment problems, we encourage you to think about braces. Provo dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and transform their smile. The newest braces are faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.

Other cosmetic dental procedures available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo are inlays/onlays, dental crowns, and white fillings. If you have an ugly smile, the Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry team of outstanding dental professionals is committed to making it sensational. Call 801-657-5633 today!

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Hiding Your Smile? Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry Can Help

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Some people don’t feel that their smile is an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos – none of these can coax a smile or laugh.

If this person sounds familiar (because it is you!), then maybe you would like some specifics about complete smile makeovers.

Don’t be embarrassed! Plenty of Utah residents are hesitant to show their smile. The good news is that there is help.

Here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we provide cosmetic dentistry procedures for our Orem area patients who have issues such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, tetracycline stains, crooked teeth, or missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the confident smile that you’ve always wanted!

Many patients start with teeth whitening. This gets them on their way to a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly compelling.

Other procedures that brighten the look of your teeth and/or your oral health include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an experienced orthodontist if needed.

I’m Dr. Chris Hammond and I am passionate about helping my patients enjoy healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. If you would like to know more, give us a call at 801-657-5633.

 

 

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801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Are You Smiling?

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Hello Provo! Welcome to Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, and we have been here serving the Orem area since 1967. We are constantly striving to cater to the oral health needs of our patients, and we hope that you might be one of these patients soon!

One innovative way that we keep our patients and others informed is by this blog, the Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog. We want to keep families informed about how they can have healthy, beautiful smiles.

A central goal of this blog is to encourage everyone to develop more effective oral health habits, such as proper brushing and flossing. We also want to promote the use of quality dental products.

Cosmetic dentistry is another vital topic that we like to address. We offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services. Ask us about dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and gum contouring. We hope to educate Orem residents on what these procedures are and how they can help you to get the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted.

If you have any questions, please call us at 801-657-5633 and a member of our caring staff can schedule an appointment for you. Whether you want to know more about in-office teeth whitening, problems such as dry mouth, dental implants, or invisible braces, we can help.

Call today!

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


4 Teeth All In A Row

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Perhaps getting everything lined up for a breathtaking smile can take a bit of finagling. Maybe you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, Dr. Chris Hammond is commonly seen working miracles on all types of smiles.

Just the unknown cost of dental implants or the price of invisible braces can paralyze a person from making the move to improve. Ask us about these and the price of dental restorations in general. Call today for a consultation and discussion about restoring your genuine smile of confidence. We’ll plan with you and recommend the best and most simple path forward.

Here are 4 ways to get all your ducks (or teeth) in a row for your new smile:

Tooth #1 The Two Front Teeth
Knowing how to get to us will be essential. Find our own “two front doors” at Provo, Utah zip code 84604. Jot it down; put it in your phone or GPS; do whatever you have to do. Especially if you’re out in Orem. We look forward to seeing our patients coming from the Lehi, Utah County, and American Fork areas.

Tooth #2 The Wisdom Tooth
Do a little research. Image search for before and after smiles and see what’s possible. A little wisdom will go a long way. But, no worries, we’ll take care of educating you about the possibilities if the research is out of your reach. We want our patients wise about the care they can receive.

Tooth #3 The Canine Tooth
Rest assured you are not barking up the wrong tree. Just as a sampling, we offer these services: mini implants, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and Invisalign. It’s likely we are just who you need. We’re looking to provide dental implants, call us today.

Tooth #4 The Sweet Tooth
Talking with our sweet and caring staff will be a superb experience. Let them set you up. 801-657-5633

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With all your teeth in a row you are prepared! We hope you’ll pick our practice, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. See you soon.

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


The “Wow Factor” At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Provo

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Hello to our valued Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry patients! If you haven’t stopped by our blog in a while, we welcome you. It has been a great month at our caring Provo dentistry practice.

We continue to achieve fantastic results with our precision smile makeovers. Drs. Hammond has been skillfully using veneers, porcelain crowns, short term braces, teeth whitening, dental bridges, gum grafting, crown lengthening, and dental bonding to create unbelievably beautiful smiles. If you would like a perfect smile, call us at 801-657-5633 today to schedule a smile design consultation.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry cosmetic dentistry patients in Provo have absolutely no regrets about their investment in a remarkable smile. “Wow! That was fast! Wow! That was painless. Wow! My smile is amazing!”

There are few physical features that can be transformed as quickly as your smile (okay, maybe your hair) – just think of how long it takes to tighten your abs or lose weight. Dramatic improvements can sometimes be achieved in just one visit.

If you have never seen photos of some of our Provo smile transformation patients, you are probably not aware of how dramatic the results can be. There is virtually no dental issue that can’t be improved with state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Do you want to look younger, more attractive, and more confident? Consider an expert cosmetic dental smile makeover from one of the top cosmetic dentists in Utah. See www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com for more information or call today!

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Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E
Provo, UT
84604

 


Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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With many Provo residents looking to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a successful option in the Utah cosmetic dental community. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very substantial porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and perfect new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.

To begin, you will need a consultation with your dentist, who should have skill in cosmetic procedures. You should examine what you do not like about your smile and know how you want it improved. Veneers may not be ideal for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.

Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.

Your dentist will also discuss both types of veneers: “traditional” and “prepless.” Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this method is irreversible.

The second method is called “no-prep” or “prepless.” With this type, enamel removal is generally not necessary. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this procedure has specific criteria.

Furthermore, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

Your dentist will help you evaluate your unique needs and advise you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, your dentist will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.

If you do not have a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to visit our extraordinary practice at 3575 N 100 E Ste 200 in Provo. Chris Hammond is a successful smile makeover artist and can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Call 801-657-5633 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

 

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


7 Ways To Fix A Tooth

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In a perfect world, each of your priceless teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most Utah men and women will need to restore a tooth at some point.

A tooth can be compromised by tooth decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are 7 different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to fix minor cosmetic issues – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes as desired. The resin is then cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is usually the most economical option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of tooth decay. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or repair the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off kilter as compared to surrounding teeth.

Fillings
Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. A minimally invasive filling at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry leaves you with more of nature’s optimal dental material — your own enamel and dentin. We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings. This makes your teeth look a lot better every time you open your mouth. Get rid of all that metal!

Inlays and Onlays
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are constructed in a dental lab, they are usually called indirect fillings. A less invasive inlay or onlay may be used instead of a traditional filling or, in some cases, a crown. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are typically smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Crowns
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. A crown is generally needed for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with acute decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Attaching a crown to the abutment is the final step of a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to restrict further damage. Gum surgery is also performed for cosmetic reasons such reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants
What if a tooth has to be extracted because it is beyond saving? For many Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the ideal solution. A tooth implant consist of a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and beautiful crown. A dental implant had many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, prohibit bone recession, and do not impact the surrounding teeth. For patients with several missing teeth, custom-made implant-anchored dentures can be established in any configuration required.

For more details about any of these procedures, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633. Thanks for visiting the Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog. We appreciate your interest in our Provo dental practice.

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801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604