New Protein For Utah County Dental Implant Patients

New Protein For Utah County Dental Implants Patients Hundreds of Utah County dental implant recipients have replaced missing teeth with jaw-bone anchored tooth implants. Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and crown that attaches to the post.

Dental implants are usually the ideal restoration for Utah County people who want to replace a missing tooth. There is a problem, however, if the jaw bone is too thin at the implant site.

When a tooth is extracted, the bone loses the blood circulation at the former site of the root. Consequently, bone recession often occurs. If the recession is extensive, there is not enough bone to hold the dental implant post.

Bone grafting can augment the bone at the implant site and provide the bone density necessary for a successful implant. This is usually effective, but it does require time for the new bone to generate. A new discovery may provide a quicker solution for regenerating bone.

Researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine have identified a protein that quickly stimulates the production of new bone. The research team, led by Dr. Ulf M.E. Wikesjo, implanted bone morphogenetic protein in test subjects and discovered that “more new bone formed within four weeks than with conventional bone grafting.”

This protein will require extensive testing before it is available for Utah County dental implant patients. However, I am pleased at the prospect of an additional method for making dental implants possible for my Utah County clients with missing teeth and jaw bone recession.

For information about tooth restoration options including tooth implants, dental bridges, and porcelain crowns, call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070.

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What is a Canted Midline?

Orem Cosmetic DentistsDrs. Hammond consider many factors when designing a smile for a Orem smile makeover client. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s bow).

The skilled Orem cosmetic dentists consider the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a common mistake found in the cosmetic work of inexperienced Orem cosmetic dentists.

Most Orem dentistry patients do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you do not want to trust your smile to an inexperienced Orem cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with Drs. Hammond feel free to ask probing questions about their experience and technical design procedures. We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Dr. Hammond for your smile makeover.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is located at 3575 N 100 E, Ste 200 in Provo. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about veneers, clear braces, tooth whitening and family dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 801-374-0070.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry- A Reason To Smile

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry A Reason To Smile Hello friends of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry! If you haven’t visited our blog in a while, we welcome you. It has been a great month at our state-of-the-art Provo family dentistry practice.

We continue to achieve fantastic results with our precision smile makeovers.

If you have never seen our photo gallery of actual Provo dentistry smile makeover patients, you are probably not aware of the limitless possibilities. There is virtually no dental problem that can’t be improved with modern cosmetic dentistry at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Dr. Hammond have been skillfully using the tools of cosmetic dentistry: veneers, porcelain crowns, clear braces, teeth whitening, and laser dentistry to create unbelievably beautiful smiles. If you are not happy with your smile, call us at 801-374-0070 today to schedule a smile design consultation.

The vast majority of Provo smile makeover patients have absolutely no regrets about their investment in a stunning smile. There is no physical feature as eye-catching as an attractive smile. When your smile is phenomenal, you smile all the time!

Do you need a reason to smile? Consider a smile makeover from one of the top cosmetic dentists in Utah. See for more information and photos. We look forward to making your smile the best it can be!

Orem Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable Provo Family Dentistry Orem cosmetic dentistry not only perfects your smile, It improves the health of your teeth. It makes your face more attractive. It can help with TMJ issues, and it definitely boosts your self-esteem!

What’s more, Orem cosmetic dentistry is surprisingly quick and virtually pain-free. Why? Because of advanced dental technology and new oral conscious sedation options.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, Dr. Chris Hammond perform dental miracles everyday. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, Dr. Chris Hammond re-design smiles and correct problems by skillfully performing cosmetic dental treatments.

Invisalign invisible braces can be the answer for misaligned teeth. Even if you have suffered with crooked teeth for years, a short time enduring braces will be well worth it. We have Orem orthodontic clients of all ages. It’s never too late to straighten your teeth!

If you have teeth that are decayed or otherwise damaged, there are several remedies. Porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, dental veneers are some of the effective procedures.

What if a tooth is missing entirely? A dental implant is a complete restoration; including a new root!

Perhaps all of this sounds too good to be true. If you are a skeptic, schedule a smile makeover consultation today and find out for yourself. Dr. Chris Hammond will explain how your teeth can be transformed and you can see before and after photos.

We are located at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200 in Provo. Call 801-374-0070 for an informative, no-pressure discussion with Dr. Chris Hammond.

Affordable Provo Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable Provo Cosmetic Dentistry Will your Utah dental insurance cover Provo cosmetic dental procedures? Many Orem dentistry clients assume their dental insurance won’t cover any cosmetic dental procedures. This is probably true for tooth bleaching in Provo or first time dental bonding. However, many Utah dental insurance plans and dental supplemental plans cover orthodontia and any treatment needed to repair damage from an injury. Medical insurance and worker’s compensation plans may also cover injury treatment.

Some Orem dental insurance plans cover replacement porcelain veneers in certain circumstances. Check with your carrier for benefit specifics if you need replacement veneers due to deterioration. We can then discuss dental treatment options such as replacement veneers or porcelain crowns. When the work is completed, we may be able to help you submit your dental claim form if your plan requires one.

If you are in need of any kind of dental treatment; from a cleaning to major restorative work, come in to Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry on 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200, Provo UT. You can meet our friendly and professional team, undergo a thorough evaluation and discuss financing options. Even if you do not have Utah dental insurance, let’s talk. Top quality Provo dental treatment is a wise investment and may be more affordable than you think.

Dr. Chris Hammond of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has been proudly serving Provo and Orem residents since 1996. Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry is a network dental provider for many Utah dental insurance plans.