What’s on Your Mind, Provo?

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Have you ever wondered:

How much will it cost me to get cosmetic dentistry?
Is there a practice near Orem that focuses on cosmetic dentistry?
Will my dental practice have caring professionals?

You are in luck. We can answer all three of those with very useful answers:

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has answers about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, dental implants, dental restorations and so much more. We can discuss the cost of root canals, Invisalign braces or teeth whitening; we are here to answer your questions.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry practices cosmetic dentistry and is located right here in Provo at 3575 N 100 E.

Dr. Hammond at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry understand that people in the Utah County and American Fork areas are looking for good, caring, talented places to provide porcelain veneers, Invisalign, dental crowns and other such services. That’s why Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry brings exceptional skills to the table and says “Come in for a consultation today.”

We enjoy answering your questions about family dentistry, and hope you’ll be our next satisfied patient.

Contact us by phone at: 801-374-0070

Dr. Hammond
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E
Provo, Utah 84604

6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Provo denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.

Today, Orem dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.

The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:

  • Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
  • Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
  • Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
  • Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
  • No need for denture relines
  • No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)

Provo dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Provo dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.

If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Provo or cosmetic dental financing, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070. Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:

Mini implants
Sedation dentistry
Dental crowns

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Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any Provo mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Provo resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Orem, Utah County, American Fork, and Lehi folks. We encourage anyone in the Orem area who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.

Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, teeth whitening, and even dental implants may surprise you. At our Provo cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about sedation dentistry, Invisalign, mini implants, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and any number of other dental services.

Dr. Hammond have been serving the Provo area since 1967. Call 801-374-0070 to schedule a consultation.


Dr. Hammond
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E
Provo, Utah 84604