Do you have an unsightly gap in your smile? Do you ever wish there was an easy solution for it? Thankfully, dental implants are a great way to bridge the spaces in your smile and acquire a full, beautiful grin once more. These biocompatible titanium posts are surgically placed in your jawbone, where the roots of your lost teeth once were, and then topped with a lifelike tooth restoration. This near-perfect method of tooth replacement is ideal for just about anyone’s smile, including several celebrities. That’s right, if you get implants, you’ll have something in common with a number of famous people! Keep reading to learn all about the advantages of dental implants and five celebrities who have used them to replace their missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants come with a plethora of benefits, including:
- Longevity. If you take proper care of your implants, they can last for three decades or even longer, possibly for the rest of your life.
- Lifelike look and feel. Your implant integrates with your jawbone to perfectly mimic your natural tooth. Also, your dentist will top it with a realistic crown so that no one will be able to tell it’s not your “real” tooth!
- Easy maintenance. Taking care of your implant is almost exactly like maintaining your natural teeth. All you have to do is brush and floss every day and visit your dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning.
Celebrities with Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to fix just about anyone’s smile. Many famous people have opted to use this method of replacing their missing teeth, including:
The boxer’s career left him with a few missing teeth that he later admitted to getting replaced with dental implants.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley always had excellent oral health until she knocked out two molars in a helicopter crash several years ago. She replaced them with dental implants and gushed about how natural they look and feel.
“The Hangover” actor Ed Helms didn’t need to try hard to make it look like he had lost a tooth for the movie. He has confessed to having implants placed decades ago. He simply removed his for the shoot.
The comedian apparently took a hefty portion of his “Lethal Weapon” earnings and funneled them into cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants to fill the gaps in his smile.
This actor is well-known across Hollywood for his big, bold smile. He was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and chose to receive large dental implants to create the signature grin he is known for to this day.
When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants are truly in a class of their own. If you’re missing teeth, ask your dentist if implants are just the treatment you need to get your smile back on the right track.
About the Author
Dr. Richard Cea earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University. He has been serving the Colorado Springs community for almost two decades now. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, so he is more than qualified to perform every step of the dental implant process all under one roof. To learn more, you can contact his office at (719) 694-3529.