Dental Sealants

Orem Cosmetic Dentistry Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Provo, Orem, and Utah County children.

Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Orem family dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.

Provo parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Provo area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten! It is vital that our local parents start regular dental visits early. The American Dental Association advises that a child’s initial dental exam take place soon after the first tooth erupts, but no later than the toddler’s first birthday.

Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we take special care of our pediatric dental clients. We want each child’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. We advise parents on the specific dental issues associated with each stage of childhood. Ask us about fluoride, sports mouthguards, and orthodontic treatment.

We are Dr. Hammond of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. We don’t believe that childhood cavities are unavoidable. Call our office at 801-374-0070 to schedule a dental exam.

We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Orem people of all ages. Our office is located at 3575 N 100 E in Provo. You can learn more about our practice at


Saving Teeth in Provo

Root Canals in Provo When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Provo dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 801-374-0070

During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build up and dental crown.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we fabricate strong, natural-looking dental crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a Orem dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function problem-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

We are Dr. Chris Hammond DMD of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. We have been practicing dentistry since 1996. During that time we have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo has a very high success rate.

Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often cause no symptoms, it is important to have regular dental examinations. We can determine which (if any) teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a thorough dental exam? Call our office at 801-374-0070.

Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry immediately if one of your teeth is screaming for attention!

Successful Smiles in Orem

Provo Teeth Bleaching Orem professionals who are happy with the face they present to others have a greater level of confidence. Confident people in turn are more likely to be successful in their business and personal relationships. Simply put; if you feel better, you’ll probably do better!

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, our Orem cosmetic dentistry clients experience a significant boost of self-confidence whether they undergo complete smile transformations or a less extensive treatment.

Whether it is attractive or not, your smile is always with you. Every person you meet notices your smile immediately. Even if you never smile because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, your teeth still show every time you talk.

How do you feel about the smile you present to the world? Are you comfortable with the color of your teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth? Do have teeth with chips and cracks?

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we are dedicated to patient satisfaction. Dr. Chris Hammond have years of experience developing customized treatment plans for creating brilliant symmetrical smiles. We treat patients of all ages in the Provo, Orem and Utah County areas. In addition to providing premium aesthetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive family dentistry as well.

If you are not familiar with the latest tooth whitening techniques, veneers, or adult braces, call 801-374-0070 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Chris Hammond. We are located at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200 in Provo. You can find more information about our cosmetic dental services at

Are you ready to discover what smile satisfaction can do for your self-confidence?

Utah Family Dentistry

Utah Family Dentistry

We’re Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, and we practice family dentistry in Utah.

If you are looking for a new Utah family dentistry experience, Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is here for you.

We would like to invite you to bring your Utah family in to our office and see for yourself. You can find us at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200,  in Provo, Utah. We serve the Utah community including the 84604 zip code area.

Or just give us a call at 801-374-0070.

We look forward to seeing you.

-Dr. Chris Hammond, Dentists