Preventing Gum Disease At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Preventing Gum Disease at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Orem dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 801-657-5633. We are located at 3575 N 100 E Ste 200 in Provo. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Utah County and American Fork area. See www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for people whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First of all, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental issues impact you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, beautiful smile or give you the remarkable smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that affect your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that develops when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with numerous damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are usually the best tooth replacement for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be executed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a secure foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from previous teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, speak with us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can fix a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry offers a full menu of cosmetic dental services including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more cost-effective than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Smile More, Live Better

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If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a calculated effort to make sure you don’t smile in social and professional settings.

Do you think frequent smiling has a significant effect on your life? You bet it does.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling improves our quality of life in a myriad of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to verify this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Decreases Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that reduce your stress level.

3. Smiling Boosts Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to benefit from more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have demonstrated several ways smiling can improve the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the individuals with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, represent honesty and trustworthiness.

How would your life improve if you loved your smile?

Even small cosmetic changes can yield meaningful improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers. Let’s consider the possibilities for your smile. Call 801-657-5633 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

Sources:
Horn P.W. Scharlemann, Catherine C. Eckel, Alex Kacelmik, Rick K. Wilson, “The value of a smile: Game theory with a human face, “ScienceDirect, October 2001, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167487001000599, accessed April 4, 2017
Ronald E. Reggio, PhD, “There’s Magic in Your Smile,” Psychology Today, June 25, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile, accessed April 4, 2017
“10 Hidden Benefits of Smiling,” Psyblog, http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-hidden-benefits-of-smiling.php, accessed April 4, 2017

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Smile Like You Mean It!

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Hello, Provo friends! Have you ever noticed someone who refuses to flash a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. Maybe this person is you and maybe you need a smile makeover.

Don’t be embarrassed! Here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry we provide the most advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures for our patients. There are many reasons a dental patient could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, or missing teeth. Chances are, a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Wouldn’t it be remarkable to have the confident smile you’ve always wanted?

Many patients start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an orthodontist if needed.

I’m Dr. Chris Hammond and I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy teeth and brilliant smiles.If you would like to know more about smile transformations, give us a call at 801-657-5633 and our caring staff can schedule an appointment.

Call today to get a smile you’ll never want to hide!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

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Unfortunately, not everyone smiles all the time. And not everyone is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of oral health.

If you are looking for a dentist that will serve you with a smile and help keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Dr. Chris Hammond, DDS, and the caring dental team at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has been cleaning, restoring and improving smiles in Provo, Utah since 1967. We do find that patients are interested in more than clean teeth and healthy gums, though these are certainly essential priorities.

We provide a wide variety of industry-leading cosmetic dental services for our patients. Our dental services include but are not limited to porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, mini implants, dental crowns, and Invisalign.

If it’s not a mega-watt celebrity smile you’re looking for, then perhaps we could interest you in a more serious professional look or a sly half grin. If your frown’s getting you down, even when your teeth have been cleaned, let us help you achieve the look that will make you proud to smile. We can meet your needs and answer your questions:

How much do braces cost ?
What is that pain when I chew?
Do I need a crown?
Can I straighten my teeth without braces?
What can be done with this chipped tooth?
Am I a candidate for veneers?
How does a dental bridge work?
What is the cost of dental implants?
Will my insurance pay for porcelain crowns?

Dr. Hammond is enthusiastic about providing powerful improvements to your smile which will polish your professional presentation, strengthen your confidence in the relationship realm, and increase your joy in life’s simple pleasures. When your questions involve cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or dental implants, you can count on us to have the answers and deliver them with a 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


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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Invisalign

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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Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604