Do You Love Your Smile?

Orem Cosmetic Dentistry The Provo people who are most happy with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you come across in Provo were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry performed by an experienced Provo aesthetic dentist.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, Dr. Chris Hammond DMD provide the state-of-the-art procedures that deliver dazzling, flawless teeth for our cosmetic dentistry clients. We treat patients from 20 to 80. You are never too young or too old to improve your smile; but it will definitely make you feel younger!

Two common smile-killers are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few Provo people have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, our teeth darken as we age. Fortunately, the most affordable Provo cosmetic dentistry procedure is tooth whitening. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible with safe and affordable teeth whitening at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, schedule a consultation by calling Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma. Cosmetic bonding has been used with fabulous results for many years and bonding is usually a fraction of the price of a crown.

Ask Hammond which of our Provo cosmetic dentistry procedures can be completed in one appointment. How about a same-day smile makeover?

If you have never been eager to show your teeth when you smile or laugh, now is the time to change that. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry today at 801-374-0070 to schedule a smile design consultation.

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

Which Tooth Whitener Works Best in Provo?

Dazzling White Teeth in Provo What is the best professional tooth whitening system to use in Utah County?

There are two types of dentist-supervised tooth whitening systems available in Utah County. In order to determine the best choice for your teeth, schedule, and budget, you need to understand the differences in the systems.

Both systems use a bleaching agent containing peroxide. Utah County dentists who offer professional in-office tooth bleaching use a whitening gel with a high concentration of peroxide. Some Utah County in-office tooth whitening systems use a light that causes the tooth bleaching agent to work faster. There are different types of lights including halogen, plasma arc, metal halide and laser; but they all work the same way. When the light is shined at teeth on which the whitening gel is applied, it causes the peroxide to break down into free radicals, which are active oxygen molecules. This process naturally occurs without the light, but the light makes it happen faster. That is why you can get whiter teeth in just one hour with Zoom whitening.

Most Utah County cosmetic dentists also offer take home tooth whitening systems. Although these procedures take a bit longer to work, they achieve the same dramatic results. For many Utah County clients, this is the most affordable teeth whitening system.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we offer safe and effective teeth whitening. Our Utah County cosmetic dentistry patients can’t believe how great their teeth look when they remove the stains and restore the brightness. If you would like to learn why our system is superior, schedule a consultation by calling our office at 801-374-0070.

Provo Whiter Smiles

Provo Pediatric Dentistry Wishing for a Provo whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Utah smile tooth whitening lingo? At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we educate clients on the variety of Provo affordable teeth whiting treatments; from whitening trays to Provo teeth bleaching to Provo opalescence whitening. We do smile whitening every day.

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-374-0070 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these teeth whitening ingredients and how they may affect your Provo smile whitening results.

Provo at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or dental veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing cosmetic dentistry.

We know the best Provo teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.  We also offer professional in-office Zoom whitening.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call at 801-374-0070.

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in Provo

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in Provo Many Provo professionals, students and retirees are enjoying the lasting benefits of aesthetic dentistry. A beautiful smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those gleaming babies, you remember; oh yeah, I fixed my teeth and they look fantastic!

When you smile at old friends or make new ones, you are happy to show off your new movie-star grin. When you are in a professional setting speaking with colleagues or clients, you feel poised and super confident.

We have talked about different restorative and cosmetic dental procedures available in Provo in previous blog articles, but let’s review the most common.

Veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that adhere to teeth. Porcelain veneers are strong and have the translucency of natural teeth. They correct chips, stains and misaligned teeth that do not require orthodontia. There are several companies that fabricate veneers. One of the most well-known brand names is Lumineers.

Dental crowns correct more extensive tooth problems. They are used in a variety of situations such as the final restoration following a root canal or to restore teeth damaged by decay, injury or periodontal disease.

Dental implants are one of the best fixes for a missing tooth. They are becoming a popular and effective alternative to bridges and partial dentures in Provo, Orem and the surrounding areas – especially among middle-aged professionals and people in the public eye.

Bridges are another strong, natural looking replacement for one or more missing teeth. They have been used with success for many years.

Professional tooth whitening in your Provo dentist’s office is the least invasive and quickest way to brighten your smile several shades. One of the most popular systems is called Zoom! whitening.

If you are interested in any of these safe and effective procedures, schedule a consultation at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry today. Even if you are still a bit hesitant, remember: discussing your options with a cosmetic dentist does not require a commitment of any kind. It is merely a relaxed way to get the most reliable information.

We are waiting for your call. Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry can be reached at 801-374-0070.

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 Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smile

Provo Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smiles When it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Provo, tooth whitening is one of the easiest and rewarding procedures. There are also a lot of tooth whitening options for those of us in the Orem area. How do you find a good tooth whitening procedure in Provo?

Visiting your local Provo dentist is a good start!

Whitening your teeth is an advanced dental procedure that you won’t want to get wrong on the first try. That’s why I always recommend a visit to Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry (our dental practice) to visit with me and talk about it. We are Dr. Chris Hammond, and as Provo Dentists, we are not only experienced with tooth whitening procedures, but care about your teeth and your smile. We can recommend tooth whitening procedures based on your age, dental hygiene, and personal goals.

Most importantly, we can help you assess the condition of your teeth and help you understand what to expect and how to care for your teeth once they are whitened.

Many of our Provo patients ask about tooth whitening. In fact it is one of our most popular dental procedures. There are many tooth whitening options, ranging from the kind you will perform at home to professional tooth whitening procedures we can do right here in our Provo dental office. The one best for you can depend on many factors, starting with the color of your teeth and how white you want your teeth to be after the procedure.

Consulting with your Provo dentist before you begin a tooth whitening procedure has several advantages. Among the advantages are professional care, experienced advice, and reliable recommendations for which tooth whitening procedure will be best for you.

If you are contemplating a tooth whitening procedure, and you live in the Orem, come in and visit with me for just a few minutes. We’ll discuss your goals, the options that are available to you, and the results you can expect. You will be much happier with your results with the advantage of professional advice.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Chris Hammond, Dentist, 801-374-0070