Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a brighter smile.

It is important to realize that not everyone responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

  1. Surface or extrinsic stains are surface stains, and the easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
  2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
  3. Combination: Some people have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change, regardless of how well we take care of them. Tooth enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. The extrinsic stains are the easiest to lighten, and ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles. Others include porcelain veneers and dental implants. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

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This article from Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo is about dental crowns.

Quite often, people get upset if their crown moves or comes completely off. This is understandable.

It may have shifted or come off while brushing, flossing, or even simply eating.

If this has happened to you, don’t stress! Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

1. First things first, find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you think you may have unwittingly swallowed it, it’s not the end of the world. This is fairly common. You will need to have a new one made. Whereas the original may be reattached if you find it in your mouth. As long as it’s not damaged.

2. The second thing you need to do is call us.

Remember these two important things:

  • Even if we didn’t provide the crown service, we can re-attach it for you.
  • If the crown is broken, we can construct a replacement crown in one visit.

3. What if your crown comes off after business hours or on the weekend?

You can glue it back on while waiting for an appointment. This will protect the exposed tooth. Remember, the tooth is not as sturdy as an uncrowned tooth.

To reattach it, we recommend using denture adhesive. You can find some at a drugstore.

Follow the instructions on the adhesive. To make certain it sets, softly bite down on the crown while the adhesive is still wet. Be extra cautious while waiting for your appointment. Eat soft foods so you don’t damage the tooth.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we provide dental crowns, as well as dental implants and many other services. Schedule an appointment with us 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

 

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Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to improve their smiles, with the procedures that are available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about vanity; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Clear braces are not, of course, the only cosmetic dentistry option. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures out there. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be completed without any pain at all. So if you’re looking to upgrade your smile, or simply restore integrity to yellowed or damaged teeth, we have a procedure for you at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Dental Implants And Smile Makeovers

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Some questions from the team at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo:

What makes a pleasing smile?

White teeth? Uniformly-shaped teeth? Straight teeth?

What issues prevent stunning smiles?

Crooked teeth are ordinarily considered unattractive. Yellow or gray teeth decrease the appeal of a smile—even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned.

Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of the beholder, but most people agree that missing teeth detract from a smile. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth shows. Even if the remaining teeth are white, straight, and pleasingly shaped, the eyes fixate on the gap that should hold a tooth.

Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers

The good news? You can restore missing teeth with dental implants! You can fix other problems with cosmetic dentistry. The combination is called a smile transformation.

Cosmetic dentists combine dental implants with additional procedures to create stunning smiles. Possible treatments include teeth whitening, orthodontia, veneers, white filling replacement, and gum contouring.

They use basic design principals in smile makeovers. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, color, and translucency. Additionally, they also consider the aspects of the gums, lips, and facial features.

If you want an attractive smile, talk to us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo about dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Learn about the possibilities for your smile.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Smile Makeovers

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistyry in Provo, we use cosmetic dentistry every day to create fabulous new smiles for our patients. We call this a “smile makeover.” What exactly does it entail?

A smile makeover means using the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to make positive changes to your smile. These techniques might include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Clear braces

A beautiful smile is the sum of its parts. With the patient’s input, we do a smile analysis to evaluate his or her smile. Our goal is to bring the teeth, skeletal structures, and muscles into harmony. It’s a complicated endeavor, requiring an understanding of how all of these components relate to one another.

Any one of the techniques listed above will go a long way toward transforming your smile. Two or more can leave you with the smile of your dreams.

To find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, call us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistyry in Provo. Other services include dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us 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


Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some teeth whitening patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience none at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
Over-the-counter whitening products like strips and toothpastes use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are among our cosmetic dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment 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

 

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How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but it’s safe to say that most of us want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo can help you achieve that dazzling smile you deserve.

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many people still forget this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent dental caries. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it decreases the damage.

After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prohibits it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too extreme to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we offer other powerful procedures to lighten your smile. We provide in-office teeth whitening and take home teeth bleaching kits. Each of these protocols provide an effective solution to teeth whitening.

Professional teeth whitening from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo leaves you with a dazzling white smile. Other services include porcelain veneers and clear braces from Invisalign. Schedule an appointment with us 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

 

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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

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If you have tooth sensitivity or pain in your back teeth when you chew, the surfaces may be damaged. One possible remedy is the use of an inlay or onlay made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain, one of the cosmetic dentistry options available from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Orem.

Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has occurred.

An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more of the cusps on the top of the tooth. In other words, an inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth, while an onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its original dimension.

The procedure begins with a thorough evaluation, oral x-ray, and an impression. The damaged area will be removed and then the inlay or onlay will be formed to precisely fit your tooth and bite. While it is being made, your tooth will have a temporary restoration piece to cover and guard the vulnerable area.

Finally, the inlay or onlay will be placed and permanently bonded to the tooth. Since the procedure requires removal of damaged tooth material, restoration fabrication at the lab, and the placement on the tooth, it will take a few appointments to complete the process.

Inlays and onlays guard the tooth from further degeneration, provide natural function, and are durable and inconspicuous.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Orem provides many cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers and dental implants. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Art and Science

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That is a short-and-sweet definition for what we do. More to the point, though, is that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

Traditional dentistry addrtesses the health of your teeth and gums, and that certainly has its place in what we do. Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. (If only!)

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. Possibilities include porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Smile Transformations

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This blog post from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo is for people who aren’t happy about their smile.

Common issues for patients include yellow or misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, and missing or broken teeth.

Few people have naturally stunning smiles. Those who practice proper oral care can avoid many problems that affect oral health and the attractiveness of their smile. But some people are unsatisfied with their smiles even though they brush and floss religiously.

Cosmetic dentistry has the power to transform your smile, regardless of flaws. We have the experience and know-how to transform ordinary smiles into extraordinary smiles. Ask us about creating your dream smile!

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo also provides family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 

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