Losing Your Adult Teeth In Provo, Utah?

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It was one thing to lose that set of baby teeth but, unfortunately, these don’t grow back. (And you don’t look adorable with a gap-toothed smile.) If you feel like you are losing your adult teeth to staining, decay, chipping or brittle aging then it’s time to visit with Dr. Hammond at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Since 1967, Dr. Hammond has built a practice teeming with experience, filled with kindness, flowing with a gentle touch, and carrying all the wisdom of wise, capable professionals.

When it comes to the prospect of losing your adult teeth, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If this is not possible, we can look at other ways to maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh and smile in selfies.

Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing. It “bridges” a gap between teeth. There is a false tooth (or teeth) attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used with success for generations of dental patients who have lost teeth for various reasons.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture. An implant offers beauty, strength, natural function and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
Most Provo residents have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the patient. These are custom made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created for chewing and speaking. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth, but are not happy with them, these might be your answer. Stunning porcelain veneers offer an affordable approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They beautify unsightly, but structually sound teeth.

Don’t worry about losing your grip on the adult teeth you’ve been enjoying all these years. We have experience and training in many services to meet your dental needs including mini implants, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and Invisalign.

Schedule your initial consultation at 801-657-5633 to visit us at 3575 N 100 E in Provo, Utah. We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Lehi, Utah County, and American Fork areas.

Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, the cost of dental procedures and a schedule for completing the dental plan created specifically for you. Come with questions and leave with answers.


Veneers Explained For Utah County Dental Patients

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Hello! We are so glad you came to the Provo dental health blog. This is the place where we take the time to answer some of the questions cosmetic dentistry patients in the Orem area are curious about. Today we are discussing veneers. You may have heard the word veneer used in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry, and that is because they are a popular and effective cosmetic dentistry tool.

Veneers are covers for the front part of the teeth. They are usually used to correct tooth imperfections, such as chipping, staining, decay, or crooked teeth. Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a mold to work from. Your Utah County, American Fork, or Lehi dentist will make the model of your teeth. After that, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers.

It is important to note that because a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

If you are in the Lehi area and are looking for a dentist, give Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry a call. My name is Drs. Dr. Hammond and I have been serving Provo, Utah since 1967.

Please call 801-657-5633 and a member of our caring staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, dental care, or smile makeovers.

Call today!

Drs. Dr. Hammond
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E
Provo, Utah
801-657-5633
http://www.cosmeticdentistryutahcounty.com/about-us/


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on March, 5, 2014


Makeovers For Busy Orem Smiles

Orem Makeovers Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you been considering sprucing up your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo is quicker than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many Provo folks who wants to straighten your teeth, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure very popular in the Orem, Utah County, and Provo area. Veneers remedy chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we create unforgettable smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at 801-657-5633!

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Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer in Orem?

Provo cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Provo area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced Utah dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and dental veneers. Your Provo cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Provo dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

We are Dr. Hammond of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, we invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. We can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and unforgettable. Call 801-657-5633 today!


Dental Veneers: 7 Fast-Fixes For Orem Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog, where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Orem area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get dental veneers, your cosmetic dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Orem area and are looking for a cosmetic, sedation or family dentist, give Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Chris Hammond and we have been practicing advanced dentistry in the Orem area since 1996. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 801-657-5633 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, TMJ treatment, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.


Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200
Provo, Utah 84604
801-657-5633
http://www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com


Same Day Smile Makeovers At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Utah County

Porcelain Veneers In Utah County Have you ever wished your Utah County cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, your Utah County dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 801-657-5633 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled Orem cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Dr. Hammond. Dr. Hammond will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry smile makeover clients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in Orem
?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the Orem area. We use what we believe is the top Utah County dental lab to create our client’s veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and clear braces. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 801-657-5633.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200 Provo, Utah 84604
http://www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com


Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Hammond Aesthetic & Family Dentistry

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Here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, our mission is making the smiles of all Utah County residents white and bright. Our names are Dr. Hammond and today we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile.

Maybe as a self-conscious Utah County area teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many of our Utah County patients you have sipped one too many dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine; and now your teeth are dark and dingy. Call us today at 801-657-5633 to talk about our extensive treatment plans.

One of the options we recommend at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry for treating discolored teeth are dental veneers which are sometimes called porcelain laminates. The reason we recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry we feel that porcelain veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy Utah County veneer patients are dazzling.

The team at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry also offers teeth whitening, dental restorations and clear braces. Come see why the residents of Utah County have been improving their smiles at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry since 1996.


Remake Your Provo Smile With Bonding And Shaping

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Hello Provo friends of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Provo dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

We’re Drs. Hammond, experienced Provo cosmetic and general dentistry specialists, and today on our dental blog we want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your Provo cosmetic dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my Provo area patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Provo dental care, give us a call at 801-657-5633. Our friendly and professional dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear braces, and general dentistry and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Provo!

Drs. Hammond
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604
801-657-5633
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Re-Contour Your Teeth At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

If your crooked, discolored teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it- please give us a call! We are Drs. Hammond and we and our staff at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry have been giving the people of Orem something to smile about since 1996.

If you are disappointed with the smile mother nature gave you let me help you create the smile of your dreams. New procedures and materials now make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth in Orem.

If your teeth are uneven, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. If more is required to improve your smile we can offer you porcelain veneers or bonding.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently attached to the fronts of your teeth, correcting any imperfections. They last much longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns.

Many Orem resident’s teeth have become discolored by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained or discolored teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Stop hiding behind a timid smile. Take charge and let Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry create a confident, beautiful smile.

Ask us about cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and sedation dentistry.

Dr. Chris Hammond
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200
Provo, Utah
801-657-5633
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Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Provo Is Accepting New Patients

Provo Teeth Whitening Hello, We are Dr. Hammond.

Whether you are a local Provo family dentistry patient, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to our dental blog.

My dental practice is called Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry and is located at 3575 N 100 E, Ste 200 Provo, Utah. I have been practicing dentistry since 1996. Since opening my Provo cosmetic dental practice, I have seen a lot of changes in dental techniques and tooth restoration materials, however, my commitment to the highest quality of care and personal attention to my patients has not changed.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, my friendly and professional staff and I provide a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. If you are looking for a gentle kid-friendly pediatric dentist or a smile design specialist, I invite you to schedule a consultation. We work hard to make each visit as quick and pleasant as possible.

Some of the services we offer are cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, safe tooth whitening, and invisible braces. Ask us about sealants, dental implants and complete smile makeovers. You can find more information about our services at http://www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com.

If you have dental insurance, call my office to see if we are contracted with your provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, call us at 801-657-5633 for information on our rates and smile makeover financing options. Budgeting for regular cleanings and checkups can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

What could be a better investment?

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200
Provo, Utah 84604
http://www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com