At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, You’re Treated Like Family

Laser Dentistry Utah County

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, our Utah County patients are treated like family. We are Dr. Hammond and our relationship with our clients is paramount.

You know what puts a smile on my face? When I use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile makeover for one of my patients.

If you are a 25-65 year-old Utah County area resident our staff at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry can guarantee you quality preventative, restorative, general, and cosmetic dental care.

In today’s Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog we would like to discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Many procedures performed with lasers don’t require Utah County patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Many Utah County patients become very anxious waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also appreciate not going home with a numb mouth and drool dripping down their chin.

Utah County residents in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are treating infected root canals, reshaping gum and bone tissues, uncovering erupted wisdom teeth, and aiding in teeth whitening.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry one of our most popular procedures is porcelain veneers. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns.

Utah County folks who want to experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive compassionate and professional dental care, contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry today.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry we treat you like family.

Gummy Smile?

Laser Dentistry Utah County Many Utah County cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Utah County cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our crown lengthening clients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or dental crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Utah County area using laser dentistry. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the Utah County area, schedule an exam by calling 801-374-0070. We are conveniently located at 3575 N 100 E, Ste 200, Provo UT. When you come in, we can show you before and after photos of our cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their new smile.

What’s New At Your Provo Dentist Office?

General Dentistry Provo

Hello friends of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, today we’re talking about the modern dental office in Provo. General dentistry is a field of continual innovation. There are always new and improved ways to help Provo residents have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Many dental offices in Provo and the surrounding areas have found that switching to digital X-rays makes for more efficient appointments. Also, the dental images can more easily be stored in a patient’s computer file and compared with past images.

Diode lasers are innovative laser dentistry instruments that allow your Provo area dentist to detect bacteria levels in your mouth as well as find and treat cavities.

For Provo patients interested in restorative or cosmetic dentistry, CAD (computer-assisted design) technology can allow procedures that involve crowns and bridges to be done in fewer appointments.

If you are considering a full smile makeover and want porcelain veneers, the newer, thinner veneers are just as strong and beautiful, but more of the original tooth is left intact.

We’re Drs. Hammond. We want our patients to have the best oral health possible. Our practice, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, is located at 3575 N 100 E, Ste 200, and our friendly and professional dental team is always ready to welcome new patients. We offer the following services:

  • cosmetic dentistry
  • sedation dentistry
  • porcelain veneers
  • Invisalign clear braces
  • general dentistry

Call 801-374-0070 today to schedule an appointment!

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Affordable Orem Tooth Whitening The word ‘LASER’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every Utah industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.

Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced Utah County dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow Utah County cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How does laser dentistry benefit our Utah County dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary

Utah County dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070.  Dr. Chris Hammond has been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry since 1996.

The latest dental technology is useless without the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best possible outcomes. Let us show you some photos of the results we routinely achieve at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Utah County.

-Helping Your Smile Last a Lifetime

What is ‘Crown Lengthening’?

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry somtimes require dental crowns and crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery using a dental laser at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a client needs crown lengthening because of a tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gum line or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps advanced family dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. When a cosmetic dentist has a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, he/she is able to achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Orem or Provo areas, schedule a smile consultation by calling 801-374-0070. We are conveniently located at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200 in Provo. When you come in, we can show you photos of Utah cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile that was created by the skilled laser dentistry smile artists at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.