Most people are not born with perfect smiles, and this includes celebrities who always seem like their teeth are just so beautiful. In fact, many celebrities go through extensive smile makeovers or full mouth reconstruction treatments to make sure their smiles look as good as they do. Several big celebrities have even had dental implant surgery in order to replace missing or failing teeth to give them a smile that will look good on camera and in the public eye! So if one of your favorite celebrities has a beyond gorgeous smile and teeth, you might be able to achieve a similar result at your dentist with proper treatments.
What Even Are Dental Implants?
A tooth replacement option, mimicking your body’s natural tooth roots. Dental implants are made up of three components—post, abutment, and restoration—that mimic the function of natural teeth. Surgically fastened to your jawbone below the gums, Dental Implants act as a stable platform onto which Dental Crowns – artificial teeth – can be mounted. (1)
The implant post
Taking the shape of a screw, implant posts are embedded through the gumline into the jawbone just like the roots of natural teeth. The implant post is typically made of a biocompatible material, such as titanium, so that it fuses with the bone.
This component is installed after the post, connecting to the top of the implant post provides a connection to whatever dental restoration you have in mind.
The dental restoration
These are dental crowns, bridges, overdentures, and full arches of teeth to simulate the natural aesthetic and function of a mouth.
4 Popular Celebrities Who Have Received Dental Implants!
Morgan Freeman is the soothing voice we hear on so many documentaries as well as an accomplished actor. But he has invested in dental implants to replace a missing tooth and close a gap within his smile. This has likely helped him have the clear and distinct voice he is known for, as tooth loss often affects speech and makes those missing teeth speak less clearly.
While it may come as no surprise that a boxer champion has had oral health problems, Mike Tyson restored and replaced his failing teeth with dental implants after retirement. Too many blows to the jaw can make teeth loose or knock them out entirely, so dental implants are a permanent solution for replacement.
Even a man with such a stunning smile as George Clooney needed to have dental implants to keep his oral health in check. Due to severe teeth grinding problems, several of George Clooney’s teeth had become damaged. In order to get back into ideal oral health, Mr. Clooney invested in dental implants and his smile looks better than ever!
Not all oral health problems are within our control. Christie Brinkley was a survivor of a helicopter crash but had severely damaged and broken several teeth. In order to get her smile back and restore confidence, she chose dental implants. Now, the damage from the accident is repaired and she can feel confident in herself again even after such a traumatic accident.
Are Dental Implants Only For Celebrities?
Dental Implants come with some life-changing advantages. Dental Implants tend to be more pricey up front. But you’d be surprised on how affordable they can be in the long run! Over time, because of the efficacy of dental implants (over a 99% success rate), you’ll save money in the long run because of all the dental treatments you’ll avoid by getting them! In fact, even though Dental Implants are considered an elective surgery, many insurances are beginning to cover the cost of Dental Implants due to their cost saving benefits (2)! Worried about the cost even with insurance? There are many financing options that are easy to get, even with a subprime credit rating!
Let Dental Implants Help You
Dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement solution that can restore health and aesthetics to your smile no matter the number of teeth you may be missing. Ask your dentist about replacement options for individual teeth, multiple teeth, or even full mouth restoration that allows you to enjoy a completely new smile! With proper care of your implants, you can expect them to last a lifetime!
Schedule An Appointment
Looking to get started with dental implants and enjoy a beautiful smile again? Reach out to your local dentists, Dr. Robert W. Leedy, Dr. Nikki P. Green, Dr. Sara Chen, Dr. Albert Park, and Dr. Jaci Campo, in our office in Abilene, Texas to schedule your first appointment with us today!
- (1) What is a Dental Implant?, Colgate, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/implants/what-are-dental-implants
- (2) Value and Cost, American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, https://www.aaid-implant.org/value-and-cost/