What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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In this blog post from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we are taking the time to answer a common question: “What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth.

Unlike dental crowns, which cover the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part. They are usually used on teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available in modern cosmetic dentistry. They are so effective, they’ve even been earned the name of “instant orthodontics.” Technically, of course, they are not orthodontics; but they’re very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. You’ll have the best-looking smile of anyone you know!

To find out more about dental veneers, and whether they’d be a good option for you, please call us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT. Patients from American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for veneers and 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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Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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Porcelain veneers do not make your teeth look larger – unless you want them to. A veneer can correct many flaws and is a minimally invasive restoration. Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

Veneers are an easy way to cover chips or cracks in your teeth, or gaps between them. They are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic cemented to the front of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to the tooth it is being affixed to.

Although veneers are generally considered a cosmetic procedure, they can also be used to replace lost enamel. The enamel that covers teeth is one of the strongest substances in the human body, but it can be damaged from years of consuming acidic foods or drinks, by acid reflux, or even by brushing your teeth too vigorously over the years. Veneers are an excellent remedy.

One caveat: when a veneer is placed over a tooth, a thin layer of existing enamel must be removed to make room for it. That means they are a permanent procedure.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. Find out why people from American Fork and Lehi trust us with their smiles! Call for 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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Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

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Are there flaws in your smile you would like to fix? A crack here, a chip there? Porcelain veneers from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo may be just what you need.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted, glass-like porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting.

A veneer can beautify a tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. The porcelain closely resembles authentic tooth enamel so you will look like you were born with a perfect smile. Our veneers are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth – naturally perfect teeth, that is.

Porcelain veneers from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles every day. Call now to schedule an appointment!

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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Focusing On The Top 3 At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we focus on three important things as we strive to be your dental provider of choice.

Family

We want to be the dental practice families trust in for quality care, whether for routine preventative services, tooth restoration, or cosmetic dentistry. If your son chips a tooth and is in extreme pain, we want to be the first choice that comes to mind. We offer variety for any family’s various dental needs.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry focuses on your Family.

Facts

When we sit down in consultation and you say “Dr. Chris Hammond, I need to know the cost of veneers, dental implants, the cost of a dental bridge… I need to know my options.” We’ll give you the bottom line on cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, and dental implants. Whether it’s affordable dental care for quality of life or affordable cosmetic dentistry for increased confidence, we’re here.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry focuses on the Facts.

A Friendly, Comfortable, and Safe Environment

We focus on clean, bright, and inviting and follow rigorous standards of sterilization. Our team here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is friendly, professional, and considerate.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry focuses on a Friendly atmosphere.

Schedule your next appointment with Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo 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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Kids Who Like Dental Visits?

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our young patients like visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments. We believe that establishing a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is a vital responsibility for parents.

The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection

Optimal physical health for children is impossible without the oral health component. Though this fact seems obvious, dental caries in children is a national epidemic, and, for the most part, is preventable. Regular checkups are just as critical as well child exams and immunizations.

The health of your child’s teeth and gums influences their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.

The Good News

Today’s children are far less fearful of the dentist than their grandparents’ generation. Part of the reason is that today’s dental tools have advanced significantly and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological discoveries that make dental treatment far more pleasant than in years past.

But advanced tools are not the only reason that our youngest patients look forward to dental visits. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, there is a friendly atmosphere that puts patients of all ages at ease. If you are looking for a top dentist for your child, rest assured that our caring team will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit.

When Should A Child Have Their First Dental Checkup?

We counsel parents to bring their toddler in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can review dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.

Bring Your Questions

We also give moms and dads guidance about thumb-sucking, pacifiers, and other habits that affect dental health.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we specialize in porcelain veneers and clear braces from Invisalign. 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

 


15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

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At Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Provo, we are committed to the the dental health of each and every one of our patients. We also share as much information as possible. With that in mind, here are some things about teeth that you may not have known.

  • Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
  • A tooth with a crown can get a cavity.
  • Your gum tissue is as vital as your teeth.
  • Some prescription drugs can increase your risk of dental caries.
  • Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride.
  • 19 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated tooth decay.
  • Heartburn can be bad for teeth.
  • Allergies can cause tooth grinding.
  • Dried fruit is just as bad for teeth as sticky candy.
  • Tooth enamel cannot repair itself though dentin and cementum (the substance that surrounds the tooth root) are capable of partial regeneration.
  • A Harvard-led team recently used low-powered lasers to activate stem cells and stimulate the growth of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab.
  • There are about 300 types of bacteria in your mouth.
  • Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles on your teeth. You still need to brush, but if you can’t brush immediately after meals, sugarless gum can help keep your teeth clean.
  • Cavities often don’t cause pain until they have reached the root and nerve of the tooth. Visit your dentist regularly to prevent cavities or at least to detect them when they are small.
  • Bone recession can cause tooth loss even if no decay is present.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we provide a wide range of services. That includes dental implants, clear braces from Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. For those patients coping with dental anxiety, we also offer sedation dentistry. Make 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

 


Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Have you ever taken an unanticipated trip to the supermarket looking completely unkempt in a rush to purchase an emergency itemt? Murphy’s Law says you’re bound to bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your baggy sweatpants and stained T-shirt?

Our outward appearance impacts the way we feel inside. In professional situations, don’t you feel more assertive in flattering business clothes? Aren’t you more likely to voice your opinion when you are comfortable in your own skin?

Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost self-assurance for most Provo folks. But do you know what people notice before any of these features? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Multiple studies have shown that brilliant teeth and eyes immediately capture attention. Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But unforgettable smiles are within reach because Provo dentists can work miracles with innovative cosmetic dentistry.

With specialized training, finely honed skills, modern equipment, and quality lab services, savvy dentists can turn unattractive smiles into your dream smile. Possibilities include porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear braces.

Don’t hide behind an unsightly smile any longer. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo to schedule a cosmetic dental 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

 


Porcelain Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

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In this post from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we are focusing on porcelain veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can fix a host of tooth problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth. Then, a skilled technician will use the model to fabricate the laminates. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed. Today’s veneer process leaves most of your healthy tooth structure.

Call us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, and a member of our caring staff can answer any questions you have about veneers. We can also tell you about other cosmetic dental procedures that have a dramatic impact.

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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Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Provo

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If there’s a dream smile you’ve always wanted, we can help you get it with cosmetic dentistry from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.

You may have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening. We’ll address those problem areas and provide you with an overall aesthetic assessment. Then we’ll develop a plan to get you your dream smile.

A dream smile from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry typically involves two or more procedures. Each case is different, of course, but your plan may include porcelain veneers, dental implants, or teeth whitening.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental issues that are necessary to correct, before we can move to other procedures. These may include bite alignment or bone structure issues that, once treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has years of experience. For those patients with dental anxiety, we provide sedation dentistry. We want each patient to leave our office with more confidence, and a smile they are proud to show off.

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 Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we use the latest proven dental technology to bring our patients general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, we’re up to date on the latest dental research that drives the industry forward.

As we look a short distance down the road, we see some intriguing dental technologies being evaluated and tested:

Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass
A new type of filling created from bioactive glass has been shown to prolong the life of fillings, by inhibiting secondary decay and replacing lost minerals.

“Bioactive glass, which is a type of crushed glass that is able to interact with the body, has been used in some types of bone healing for decades,” said Jamie Kruzic, professor of advanced structural and biomaterials at the Oregon State University College of Engineering. “Our research shows it may be very promising for tooth fillings.”

Stem Cells
Stem cell regenerative medicine is poised to provide a host of exciting breakthroughs in dentistry.

A research team from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University is applying stem cell technology to dentistry with the development of stem-cell based biomaterials that regenerate tooth dentin. The goal is to use them in fillings and root canals to save and regenerate tooth structure. The research is in its early stages, but this technology could one day help preserve millions of smiles for men and women worldwide.

3D Printing
3D printing is already being used in some dental offices to manufacture aligners, retainers, drilling guides for implant placement, and extremely accurate models for restorations. As the printers become faster and less pricey, you will be seeing them in more Utah  dental offices.

Technology has its place, but experience, proficiency, and a warm and attentive chairside manner are just as essential. Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry provides dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, and general dentistry,

Note: The image with this blog post is a Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing machine used for the production of dental restorations.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-374-0070

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604