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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Think You May Have A Cavity?

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To maintain good dental health, your teeth need a lot of good ol’-fashioned TLC. But even when we do our best, bacteria can sneak in and cause tooth decay. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we are happy to take care of your dental issues.

Few of us go through life without getting a cavity. They’re the common cold of dental health!

Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque clings to your teeth, and the acid in it starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth.

You can go a long way toward preventing cavities by brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. That removes that filmy plaque and promotes healthy teeth and gums.

It’s also wise to see us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. People from American Fork and Lehi come to our office for family and 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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Dull to Dazzling: Professional Teeth Whitening

Maybe you’ve always wanted a dazzling, movie star smile. Or maybe your teeth have just grown dull with the passage of time. Whatever the reason might be, you’re one of millions of Americans who want to brighten their smiles with teeth whitening. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we can help!

There are already plenty of options. Take a stroll down the dental care aisle at the store, and you’ll see an almost bewildering selection of teeth whitening products: everything from toothpaste to strips to bleaching trays.

Most of these products can be moderately effective. But whitening toothpaste generally takes only the surface stains off of your teeth, and you may be disappointed with the end result. Whitening strips are more effective; they rely on hydrogen peroxide to remove stains. Bleaching trays are also good. But none of them can match professional teeth whitening.

We offer highly effective in-office teeth whitening that can transform your smile in a single visit. You have the option of GLO! Teeth Whitening, or the Boost Whitening System.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry porcedures. People from American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for their dream 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

 


Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

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Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, the good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups are critical, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

  • Gums that bleed often
  • Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  • A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
  • Receding gums
  • A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
  • Loose or separating teeth

Gum disease is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis, there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why we recommend our patients brush and floss twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.

No amount of brushing and flossing will remove tartar from your teeth. It takes a professional cleaning to remove it, which is why we encourage regular checkups.

If you notice the above symptoms, call us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo right away. People from American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for complete family dentistry, as for their dream 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

 


Let’s Make A Plan

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If you’re like most of us, you’d like to have the best smile possible. Have you given much thought to improving yours? At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we have some thoughts on that. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference, but a great smile comes down to making a plan and sticking to it.

One of the best things you can do for your smile is to brush and floss your teeth every single day. Twice a day is even better! In this way you’ll keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, and that will shine through every time you smile.

How can cosmetic dentistry help? Cosmetic dentistry is all about using sound dental techniques to make positive changes to your teeth and smile. The most popular techniques include:

  • Teeth whitening. Sure, there are plenty of whitening products available at any grocery store. None of them can match the power of professional whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the fronts of your teeth. They’ll cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. The difference is startling!
  • Dental Implants. Implants are the ultimate improvement and should be on the plan of anyone missing one or more teeth. One or more titanium posts inserted in your jaw can support a single replacement tooth, a dental bridge, and even dentures.

One last thing to make part of your dental plan: regular checkups at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. That is a sure-fire way to maintain excellent dental health. People from American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for family and cosmetic dentistry, and a whole lot more. 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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A Ginormous Cavity?

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When we repair a decayed or damaged tooth at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, the procedure we use depends on the location of the problem.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an inlay or onlay is often created to restore it.

Inlays and onlays are usually bigger than a conventional filling, yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

Our inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not result in tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and safeguard against further decay or degeneration

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we use a variety of procedures to repair teeth and restore smiles. People from American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for family and cosmetic dentistry, and a full range of other services. 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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Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo brings with it many benefits: from improved appearance and self-confidence to improved dental health. There are a lot of different procedures to choose from.

While the most obvious benefit of a smile makeover is a beautiful new smile, we never overlook the dental health aspects. Available procedures can improve the functioning of your teeth and bite, and since your teeth will probably be easier to care for, you’ll have healthier teeth and gums.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Crowns (also known as caps)
  • Orthodontics
  • Whitening
  • Teeth reshaping
  • Dental implants

Some of these procedures, like bonding and veneers, restore teeth that are cracked and broken. Crowns can strengthen teeth that are worn or damaged. Orthodontics and reshaping can improve speaking and chewing ability. All of them make your smile look great!

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover may be just the answer for your dental needs. People from American Fork and Lehi also come to us for family dentistry services. 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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Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, you can!

For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal replacement for a missing tooth, because it replaces both the root and crown. They feel so authentic that some people forget they’re there!

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A supporting device (called an abutment) and crown connect to the post.

While a single implant can support one artificial tooth, multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental implants are available here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo. Patients from American Fork and Lehi also come to our office for complete family dentistry services. Schedule your next checkup 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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What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

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Saliva is an important part of good oral health. Without an adequate flow, you’d find it very difficult to chew and swallow. If you have a problem with dry mouth, let us know at Hammond Aesthetic & General Denteistry in Provo.

Saliva is produced by several glands in and around the mouth, and it is mostly water. No surprise there! Aside from chewing and keeping your mouth moist, saliva fights germs in your mouth and helps prevent bad breath.

Sometimes people have a reduced flow of saliva, a condition known as xerostomia (pronounced zero-STO-me-uh). It’s a common side effect of certain medications, and can lead to discomfort and swelling.

Many commonly-used medications can cause dry mouth, including:

  • Antihistamines
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Certain blood pressure medicine
  • Antidepressants
  • Certain pain medication

Dry mouth can also contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, so if these symptoms sound familiar to you, let us know.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Denteistry in Provo, we keep a close watch on the oral health of our patients. People from American Fork and Lehi come to us for family dentistry, and for their dream smiles! Call us to schedule your next checkup 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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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular check-ups and cleanings at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo are essential for good dental health. But in some people their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning, causing them concern.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it. But, if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office to check for the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also see bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

It is a progressive condition and a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also treatable, but as with most conditions, the earlier it is diagnosed and the treatment begins, the better.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo we want all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. Patients from throughout American Fork and Lehi come to our practice for family and cosmetic dentistry. 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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