A Missing Tooth Can Lead to Bone Loss

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Dental implants from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo support teeth so lifelike, patients have been known to forget some of their teeth aren’t real. That’s now natural their look and function is.

Those simple facts are enough to make most people choose dental implants if they need to replace one or more of their teeth. Then they learn that in addition to those benefits, implants can actually preserve and promote healthy bone mass in their jaws.

Dental Implants and Bone Loss

An unfortunate consequence of losing teeth is that the bone surrounding the lost tooth begins to atrophy. This begins almost immediately, and is usually noticeable within a year or so. The person’s face takes on a shrunken or sagging appearance. The more teeth that are missing, the more pronounced it is.

This happens because of the missing tooth root. But because dental implants are physically attached to the jaw, they mimic the root. The natural biting and chewing motions stimulate the bone and encourage new tissue to grow around the implant.

One dental implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we have placed them in patients from American Fork and Lehi. Please give our office a 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

 

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.

Implant-supported dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Furnishes up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Don’t impair speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

Bone Condition

Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.

Implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo are game-changers, and we have placed them in patients in American Fork, Lehi, and elsewhere. To find out whether they are right for you, please call our office 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

 

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How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Dental implants are an ideal tooth restoration. They can restore anywhere from one to all missing teeth. Dental implants are available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the patient’s jaw. What makes implants so unique is that they actually fuse with the bone, to provide a solid support for one or more artificial teeth.

The implant acts as a replacement tooth root. Because of this, they help to prevent bone recession and, in turn, support the patient’s facial structure.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are attached to the titanium posts. It takes from four to six to support a full dental arch.

Implant dentures are usually made for the lower jaw. The reason is that conventional dentures, when placed on the lower jaw, are less stable. But implant dentures can be made for the upper jaw, too.

The titanium posts are usually inserted into the front part of the patient’s mouth. That’s because there tends to be greater bone mass there. It’s essential to have enough healthy bone to support the post. Even if the patient doesn’t, though, bone grafting can promote new growth, enough to support the implant.

Implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo transform lives! People from American Fork and Lehi call us about implants and complete family dentistry. Call our office 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

 

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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 & General Dentistry in Provo offer a better solution.

If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures can 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. In addition to supporting dentures, they help to prevent bone recession.

To find out more about implant-supported dentures from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, please give us a call. We’ve placed them in patients from American Fork and Lehi, whose families also come to us for cosmetic 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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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:

801-374-0070

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:

801-374-0070

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

dental implants couple with Provo UT dentistThousands 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

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Provo

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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