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Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

September 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentaldynamics @ 9:59 pm
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In the United States alone, there are approximately 178 million people who are missing at least one tooth. In fact, 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Out of all the different options out there for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are becoming increasingly popular and preferred by dentists and patients alike, including those who are well known. Continue reading to learn more about how dental implants work, their many benefits, and which celebrities have opted for them as a tooth replacement option.

What Exactly Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a metal, screwlike post that is intended to replace the natural root of a missing tooth. During dental implant surgery, the titanium implant is placed directly into the jawbone. A new, natural looking replacement tooth is placed at the end. Over the healing process, the biocompatible titanium fuses with the jawbone and acts as your natural tooth, giving you a fully functioning smile once again.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are becoming more and more popular because they have more benefits than other tooth replacement options. Here are a few reasons why so many people prefer them:

  • Restores Chewing Ability: Eating all the foods that you used to enjoy is difficult when you’re missing teeth. Dental Implants restore up to 90% of chewing ability and have similar strength to your natural teeth if not more. Because of this, patients can enjoy a diet without strict eating restrictions.
  • Improved Appearance: Dental implants are customized to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. No one will even know that they aren’t your real teeth. Implants also help to prevent your existing teeth from moving around and trying to fill in the gap.
  • Prevents Jawbone Shrinkage: When you’re missing a tooth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate over time. This can lead to other issues in the future. As of now, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves the integrity of the jawbone.

Which Celebrities Chose Implants as a Tooth Replacement Option?

Plenty of celebrities out there have struggled with missing teeth. Here are a few who replaced them with dental implants and are reaping the benefits:

  • Chris Rock: After dealing with dental issues when he was a child, Chris Rock can attribute his smile to both porcelain veneers and dental implants.
  • Christie Brinkley: Because of a helicopter crash that left her with two broken molars, Brinkley now has a couple of dental implants.
  • Ed Helms: You may remember the scene from “The Hangover” where Helms has a very realistic-looking gap in his smile. This is because he really is missing that tooth. He was able to remove the replacement tooth placed on his dental implant while shooting the movie.
  • Mike Tyson: As a result of his boxing career, Tyson was left with some missing teeth. Since then, he’s had them replaced with dental implants.

As you can see, dental implants are a great option for restoring your smile. If you’re missing teeth, ask your dentist if you’d be a good candidate for implants. You could be experiencing all of the benefits too.

About the Author

Dr. Jon Davidson has been serving patients for 25 years and opened his practice, Dental Dynamics, back in 2002. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Association, and The Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Davidson and his team consisting of a periodontist, endodontist, and oral surgeon can handle the entire dental implant treatment process at their one convenient location. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (847) 329-9801.

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