Implant-Supported Dentures Can Restore Chewing Ability

Utah County tooth implantsDid you know that conventional dentures allow for as little as ten percent of normal chewing capacity? No one wants to settle for that, which is one of the things that make implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT such a game-changer.

Unlike conventional dentures, which rest against the gums, implant dentures are connected to dental implants in your jaw. Becuase these implants have fused with the bone, they have become a part of your body, and are a rock-solid foundation for denture support.

Most patients get at least seventy percent of their chewing power from implant dentures, and many others have full chew ability.

And then there is the matter of comfort and convenience. Implant dentures do not slip or shift in the mouth while you eat. You don’t have to use messy adhesive to try to keep them in place. And you don’t have to remove them to clean them.

Finally, because they are physically attached to you, dental implants prevent the bone recession that is common to those who wear conventional dentures. You also avoid the facial sag that comes with it.

When it comes to replacing teeth, implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT are a whole new ballgame. Patients from American Fork and Lehi come to us for implants, as well as complete family dentistry. Please 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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You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Dental implants like those available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo have solved the problem of loose-fitting dentures.

Instead of relying on dental adhesive to keep ordinary dentures in place, dental implants can anchor full or partial dentures. They are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a thick sandwich, or share a hearty laugh with certainty.

Implants can anchor either removable or fixed dentures. They fit better than traditional dentures, and are comfortable, functional, and pleasing.

Dental implants can also help prevent bone recession that often occurs after teeth have been extracted.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we have restored countless smiles with dental implants. Patients from American Fork and Lehi have come to us for implants, family dentistry, and a full range of other dental services. Call for 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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Dental Implants: What Makes Them Great

Thousands of people would agree: dental implants like those available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo are the next best thing to natural teeth!

There are lots of reasons for this. It’s hard to rank them, but the most important may be that artificial teeth supported by dental implants are nearly as strong as natural teeth. The implants themselves are fused with the jaw bone, meaning they literally become a part of your body. Once the procedure is complete and you’re fully healed, you’ll have the same biting force you used to have.

The replacement teeth supported by implants require the same care as natural teeth. Plaque and other gunk can still build up around them and must be cleaned off. But those replacement teeth will never get cavities. By brushing and flossing like you would with natural teeth, they can last a lifetime.

Dental implants also help to preserve healthy bone. When you lose a tooth the jawbone can actually begin to shink. That’s because of the missing tooth root. When bone recedes, an unfortunate consequence is a shrunken appearance to the face. Remaining teeth can also shift position in the mouth. Implants stimulate the bone, and keep it healthy.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we offer single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. Call to 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


Dental Implants: Too Good To Be True?

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Dental implants from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo can be used to replace one or several teeth, or even anchor a set of dentures. They look and function like natural teeth. Does that sound too good to be true?

You’ve probably heard some dental implant hype.

  • Bite and chew like normal!
  • Implant-supported dentures don’t slip around!
  • Dental implants are superior to dental bridges!

Those are bold claims. However, people with dental implants understand that they aren’t exaggerations.

A dental implant is the strongest natural-looking restoration for a missing tooth. It works and feels like a natural tooth.

Let’s discuss two lesser-known reasons that dental implants are the best tooth restoration option. These issues don’t receive as much attention, but they should.

Why Are Dental Implants Revolutionary?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. In a months’ time, it fuses with the bone.

The post becomes a stable base for the visible restoration (abutment) above the gumline. An artificial tooth is mounted onto the abutment.

When a tooth is extracted, blood circulation in the bone is decreased because of the missing root. This can lead to bone recession. Dental implants can prevent this from happening.

If you are missing teeth, we invite you to call us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo can be used to replace to find out about dental implants. They are not too good to be true! We also offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Call 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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How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

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If you wear dentures, you know that they are not an ideal solution for missing teeth. They can slip, cause gum irritation, bone loss, and leave you with an inability to taste food due to a covered palate. The good news? Implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo offer a better solution.

If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

What makes them such an improvement is in the name, “implant.” A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the patient’s jaw. It fuses with the bone to provide a solid support for replacement teeth.

It takes multiple implants, usually four, to support a full dental arch. We use mini-implants. In addition to supporting dentures, they help to prevent bone recession.

To find out more about implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, and whether they are right for you, please give us a call. The dental health of our patients is always our number one priority. 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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Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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A wise person once said that everyone wants a long life, but no one wants to get old. Yet it happens. While some challenges that come with aging can’t be avoided, others can. At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, we help patients of all ages with their dental health issues.

Gaps In Your Smile?

Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

Some people think losing their teeth as they age is inevitable. It isn’t. With a proper dental health routine at home and regular cleanings and checkups in our office (just like you’ve always done, we hope) your teeth can last a lifetime.

Changes

But the mouth does undergo changes as we age. The nerves in teeth may get smaller, to the point where teeth are not as sensitive to cavities and other issues. That means you may not feel as much tooth pain from a cavity as you once did. Regular checkups become that much more important.

If you do lose one or more of your teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Implants can:

  • Support a single artificial tooth
  • Support a set of dentures

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo to schedule an appointment. We offer sedation dentistry for patients who are anxious about treatment. Call our office 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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Missing Teeth? 5 Things You Need To Know About Dentures

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If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you will be interested to know about dental implants from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, which have been called the single greatest advancement in dentistry.

1. Dentures are not the only replacement option for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a better option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has critical implications. Dental implants can prevent bone recession that typically occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can provide patients the near-normal ability to chew, speak, and laugh.

2. There is more than one variety of denture. Most people are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some original teeth. Partial dentures can be permanent in the mouth or removable.

3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be an appropriate candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The vital factor is whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can augment bone in some patients.

4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice correct oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.

5. Even if you have no remaining teeth left, it’s vital that you have semiannual dental examination. Optimal oral health is a vital component of overall physical well-being. We will examine your mouth for indications of diseases like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we provide dental implants, implant-supported dentures, porcelain veneers, and a full complement of dental services. 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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Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of Provo people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

But those old-school false teeth are not the ideal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many critical oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures diminish their power to taste and/or chew.

There is great news for Provo residents with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than conventional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this revolutionary tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is necessary for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Furthermore, they are usually less pricey than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants needed and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the required amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless Provo patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have greatly improved their life.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved strength
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not needed
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive necessary

To find out more about dental implants and implant-supported dentures, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

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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