Does Your Smile Make a Great First Impression?

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Did you know that your smile is one of the most important parts of your first impression? We at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT want to make your first impression stunning.

In a Match.com survey, over 5,000 single men and women were asked what they found most attractive in a potential dating partner. 60% of men and 71% of women said straight, white teeth and an attractive smile was the most important feature.

Research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), found that a healthy, beautiful smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting.

Research reveals that many people believe when meeting someone for the first time, an attractive smile makes a deeper impression than the first thing a person says.

Hopefully, we’ve successfully made the case that most individuals place great importance on the quality of a person’s smile.

Have you ever wondered how a more attractive smile could improve your life?

Our smile makeover patients  have discovered the power of a beautiful smile firsthand. Not surprisingly, they not only appreciate their attractive smile for themselves, they feel more confident in their personal and professional circles.

It starts with a consultation where I work with each patient to create a custom treatment plan.

What would you like to change about your smile?

  • Tooth stains?
  • Crooked teeth?
  • Chipped teeth?
  • Missing teeth?
  • Gum recession?

There are cosmetic dental procedures that can correct each of these issues and more!

If not now, when?

There has never been a better time to improve your smile. It’s an investment in yourself that will pay off every day.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we can make sure that you have you confidence. We can give you the “it” factor. We serve patients from American Fork and Lehi and and also perform restorative dentistry and general dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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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2023 Is The Year To Replace Missing Teeth

If you or someone you care about lost a tooth this year, but haven’t yet dealt with the issue, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT suggests a consultation with our dental implant team immediately.

Why the rush? Though your missing tooth might not be an aesthetic issue now – maybe it’s far enough back that the gap is not visible, or perhaps you don’t mind a sort of rugged look – it could very well become one in the future.

When we lose a tooth, the root and jaw bone eventually atrophy. This causes neighboring teeth to begin to shift into the empty spaces, causing misalignment and pain. Worse, it causes your facial features to take on a “sunken” look; especially round the cheeks.

Dental implants are the best way to avoid this, as they protect and stimulate the remaining teeth, keeping them in place and bolstering their strength. The good news is that dental implants and their associated restorations mimic natural enamel perfectly, so nobody will be able to tell that you’ve achieved your New Year’s resolution early this coming year!

If you’ve been dreaming of a more complete smile for years, 2023 is the time to do it and Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT can help! We offer implants and complete cosmetic dentistry. We serve satisfied patients from American Fork and Lehi. Contact 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


Cosmetic Dental Masterpieces

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT are a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve a range of flaws on any smile, and leave you with a dental masterpiece!

Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of your teeth. They are custom-fitted for each tooth. Once they are in place, your smile will be as near to perfect as possible!

Benefits of Veneers

  • Cover Chips and Cracks In Teeth: Chips and cracks can diminish any smile. Veneers can cover them with a completely natural appearance.
  • Cover Gaps: If there are little gaps between any of your front teeth, veneers are in ideal solution.
  • Restore Worn Enamel: Tooth enamel can wear away, and, unfortunately, will not replace itself. Once a veneer is bonded to the tooth, it becomes a new protective layer.
  • Enjoy Increased Confidence: Nothing beats a perfect smile to boost your self-esteem. As a bonus, veneers are low-maintenance and stain-resistant. You’ll still need to brush and floss, though!

Porcelain veneers from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT can give you a fabulous new smile. We’ve placed them on people from American Fork and Lehi, who also come to us for complete cosmetic dentistry. Contact 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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Your Smile Can Be Brighter and Lighter

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No one can miss a fabulous smile, and a really good one is a valuable asset professionally and socially. If you’d like yours to be brighter and lighter, cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT can deliver!

With our professional-grade teeth whitening services, we can dramatically brighten your smile in a single office visit. Imagine: You walk into our office for your scheduled appointment, with teeth that have grown dull and yellow over the years. When you leave, you’re flashing a brilliant new smile.

We have GLO in-office whitening, which can brighten and lighten your smile in a single office visit. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. We’ve brightened smiles of people all over American Fork and Lehi. Contact 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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Tooth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Orem low cost teeth whiteningTeeth whitening is one of the easiest cosmetic dentistry procedures we have at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT. There are a lot of whitening options out there. How do you find what works for you?

The dental care aisle at the grocery store is filled with whitening products. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

We offer in-office GLO teeth whitening that can revitalize your smile in one visit. Imagine, walking into our offices with a yellowing smile and leaving with a bright, white one! Well, you don’t have to imagine. It’s possible!

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles every day. People from all over American Fork and Lehi are thrilled with their new smiles! Contact 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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What is the Recovery Time for a Dental Implant?

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If you read our previous post on the life-changing possibilities of dental implants, you might be wondering if there’s any downside whatsoever to these restorations. You are not alone! When a patient at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT decides to go ahead with a dental implant, one of the first things they want to know is how long and arduous the recovery time will be.

Our answer? Recovery is difficult to predict, because every case is different. There are various factors that go into the process, but not all of them apply to each case.

Some of the issues include:

  • Failing Teeth: In addition to the lost tooth the dental implant replaces, patients sometimes have unhealthy teeth that need to be removed before the implant goes ahead. That extends the entire process.
  • Potential Bone Grafting: If there has been significant bone recession, we’ll need to boost the patient’s bone mass. This is usually done with a graft, which promotes new bone growth.
  • Rate of Osseointegration: This is a big phrase that means, quite simply, the process by which the implant post fuses with the bone and the speed at which it happens. We usually allow for about two months, but sometimes it’s faster and sometimes takes longer. Once the post has fused, it is strong enough to support a replacement tooth.

These are the main variables. It may sound like a lot, and sometimes it is. But it’s worth it! A new dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, restoring not only your smile, but your ability to bite and chew.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, dental implants can replace a single tooth, or support a full dental arch. People from American Fork and Lehi also come to our office for other cosmetic dentistry options. Contact 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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Dental Implants Are Truly Life-Changing

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Patients who are thinking about a dental implant from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT often ask how long they last. An implant is a significant investment, after all. Do they really last a lifetime, like people say? The answer is yes, but an explanation is in order.

A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but the titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Titanium is well-suited for implants, and cases of rejection by the body are rare. A big factor in how long the implant lasts comes down to how well you take care of it.

Dental implants are life-changing! They can restore your full bite force, help you regain your confidence, and add healthy scaffolding for the rest of your healthy teeth.

Even better, with regular checkups and proper care at home, they can last a lifetime! When you get your implant, we will have specific instructions for daily care. For most patients, we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day.

Dental implants like those from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT have become the tooth replacement solution of choice. People from American Fork and Lehi also come to our office for other cosmetic dentistry options. If you are interested in learning more, check out our post next week on the recovery time for dental implants. Contact 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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Suspect A Bite Problem?

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we know that a common dental problem tends to go undiagnosed for years. This is because people chalk it up to genetics and don’t even realize it’s a problem. The problem we’re talking about is, of course, malocclusion. 

Literally meaning “bad bite,” it is a term coined by Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but often, the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues. Sometimes, however, it can cause symptoms like headaches, neck pain, and tooth pain.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, and widely spaced teeth can influence the bite. Injury to the jaw can also cause malocclusion as well as improperly fitting restorations and other dental appliances.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite dilemmas with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking, or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Invisalign® clear braces can move teeth into alignment to fix bite issues. Overcrowding often requires extraction of one or more teeth. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be corrected with crowns or dental bonding.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we are ready to discuss your options and design a dental plan to deal with your malocclusion. Don’t hesitate. Patients from American Fork and Lehi come to us for cosmetic and general dentistry. Contact 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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Looking for a Long-Term Tooth Whitening Solution?

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Are your teeth yellowish or gray? Have you tried a whitening product without success? Do you have tetracycline stains? At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we see patients with these problems every day.

The goods news? You don’t have to live with a subpar smile. Porcelain veneers can transform your teeth and create a breathtaking smile that will delight you for years to come.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers can be made any shade whiter than your remaining teeth.

How is a Veneer Different than a Dental Crown?

Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. When your veneer is affixed to your tooth, your dentist only removes a tiny bit of enamel–unlike a crown, which requires the removal of more tooth structure. Therefore, veneers are the most conservative long-term tooth whitening procedure.

Not only do veneers brighten your teeth, they are also used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked or slightly crooked!

How are Dental Veneers Made?

The veneer procedure is similar to that for any restoration. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit. You will work with your dentist to choose an appropriate color for your skin tone.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT offers all the services you need to attain a a breathtaking smile. People from American Fork and Lehi come to us for this and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you are looking for a dental team that is informed and prioritizes direct communication, contact 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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Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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If you would like to perk up your smile, consider having your teeth whitened at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT. The results may surprise you!

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can dramatically improve your smile. Many of our patients feel more self-confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

Of course, there are a lot of over-the-counter whitening products in any drugstore, and most of them can be effective. Toothpastes generally take only the surface stains off of your teeth, and you may be disappointed with the end result.

Whitening strips, on the other hand, do a better job. They use hydrogen peroxide to remove stains. Bleaching trays are also good. But none of them are as strong as professional teeth whitening.

Professional teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT delivers consistent, incredible results. Patients from American Fork and Lehi know they can improve their smiles with our full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Contact 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