Creating Beautiful Provo Smiles At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Get a Beautiful Smile From Your Provo Cosmetic Dentist I am glad you found our blog! We’re Dr. Hammond, DMD, of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, a full-service dental practice in Provo. We are proud members of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Our profession is dentistry, but our passion is providing superior and affordable Provo dental care for our clients. We began serving Utah dental clients in the Orem area back in 1996. Since that time, our profession has undergone dramatic changes which have benefited our Provo teeth whitening patients and Orem tooth restoration clients in many ways.

Our specialty is Provo cosmetic dentistry, but we also perform many Provo porcelain veneers and Orem sedation dentistry.

We know our Provo dentistry clients have many choices for their Provo dentistry care and work hard every day to surpass expectations.

We build long-term relationships with our Utah County cosmetic dentistry and Orem orthodontic patients. We constantly educate ourselves on the latest procedures to determine what is truly innovative and what is merely a gimmick. Our Provo porcelain veneers clients appreciate the time we take to thoroughly analyze their total oral health. Our friendly and professional staff enjoys keeping our Provo family dentistry practice running smoothly so we can concentrate on what we do best—serving our Orem dental makeover clients!

Dr. Hammond, DMD


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.

Provo Porcelain Veneers

Provo Prepless VeneersA great breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry is porcelain veneers. Thousands of Provo and Orem smile restoration clients have received traditional porcelain veneers and are happy with the results.  One of the many dental services Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry provides is porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a very thin, custom-made porcelain molding made to fit on the front of the tooth.  To create a fabulous smile, each veneer is bonded to the front of a tooth.  They cover gaps and mask crooked or misshaped teeth.  Each custom porcelain veneer is made with the optimum shape, color and thickness for your new smile.

If you are embarrassed by misaligned, discolored or broken teeth, porcelain veneers may be a smile restoration solution that you can feel good about.

Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry to learn more about dental veneers. It is the first step toward your dazzling new smile!

Dr. Chris Hammond

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 North 100 East, Suite 200
Provo Utah 84604


How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Provo

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Provo If you are one of the many denture wearers in Provo, Orem, or Utah County, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth.

Problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology is making dentures a thing of the past.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry we have information and expertise that can help bring hope to denture wearers through dental implant technology. There are a variety of effective denture/implant tooth configurations.

Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070 to book an implant overdenture consultation with Dr. Chris Hammond. We can help you understand your options and can recommend options.

If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again. How about a thick T-bone at your favorite Provo steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your Provo dentist about the possibility of dental implants. While tooth implants are a significant investment, the dental implant cost is very reasonable when you consider they can last a lifetime.

Attention Provo denture wearers: there is life after dentures with tooth implants!

Come see us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200 in Provo, 84604 for more information about dental implants.

Celebrity Smiles in Provo

Veneers in Provo How do celebrities obtain brilliant white smiles always ready for the red carpet or a close-up? Very few people (famous and non-famous alike) with perfect teeth were born with them. (…Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what I mean.) Celebrities have perfect smiles because they have undergone cosmetic dentistry.

Guess what? You can also have a smile like a supermodel or television news anchor because Dr. Chris Hammond at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry have training in advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Chris Hammond have been providing smile makeovers for Provo and Utah County dental clients since 1996. Tooth whitening is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure in Provo. Tooth whitening quickly perks up your teeth and makes you feel like smiling all the time!

Porcelain veneers are used often in Provo and Orem cosmetic dental offices because they correct myriad problems. Veneers remedy misshapen teeth, cracks and chips, and discolored teeth. Teeth that have been worn down extensively can also be repaired with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive. The latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are usually less expensive than complete crowns!

Tooth whitening and veneers are just two of the many cosmetic dental procedures performed at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Schedule a Provo cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 801-374-0070. At our office, you will always receive VIP treatment, without the annoying paparazzi!

We look forward to helping you achieve a celebrity smile.

(Note that the celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site; they just have great smiles!)

Provo, Utah Residents Visit the Dentist

Provo, Utah Residents Visit the Dentist

Whether you have lived in Utah for a long time, or are just moving in to the Provo area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry located at 3575 North 100 East, Suite 200, in Provo, Utah, and our specialty is cosmetic dentistry.

You can reach Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry by calling 801-374-0070.

Going to the dentist for the first time in Provo, or if you have not been for while, can be an unsettling experience for both kids and adults. The very idea of a ‘dentist’ seems to hold negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult who is moving to the Provo area, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.

Choose an Provo dentist who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new Provo dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Ask questions that are relevant to your situation including questions about experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any conditions you may have. Get to know your Provo dentist so you feel comfortable with the care you will receive.

Introduce yourself to your Provo dentist and get to know the office staff. Visiting the dentist in Provo will seem less of a chore when you feel you have trusted friends who are there to help.

Be prepared to provide your Provo dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know everything you are experiencing and will be better prepared to help as you ask questions and express your concerns.

I understand that everyone is unique; what works for one person may not work for another. You know what works best for you, and the best way to have a good experience with a Provo dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry our friendly and professional staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be frightening to visit the dentist for the first time, or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel comfortable, secure, and among caring friends.

If you are in Provo, Utah and are ready to visit the dentist again, give us a call at 801-374-0070, or stop by to meet us; we’re excited to meet you.

-Helping Your Smile Last a Lifetime

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.