While it may seem like celebrities have just won the genetic lottery when it comes to their smile, there is actually a lot more dentistry involved in achieving their Hollywood appearance than you’d think. In fact, many of the biggest stars you’ve seen either on TV or on the red carpet have not only received cosmetic dentistry, but full-blown tooth replacement in some cases! To learn just how many people have lost teeth and then opted for dental implants in Beverly Hills to replace them, you’ll want to keep reading!
Known for her modeling career and incredible smile, Christine Brinkley is no stranger to dental woes. Considering she’s been on the cover of over 500 magazine covers and always had a beautiful smile, you never would have guessed that she had dental work performed.
It was during a back country ski trip that Brinkley was in a bad helicopter crash that left two of her molars fractured. They were so damaged that they needed to be extracted and replaced with dental implants. Today, she’s incredibly grateful to have access to dental implant technology that not only helps teeth look natural, but feel natural as well.
Being a famous boxer, it’s not exactly surprising that Tyson has had to have teeth replaced. Following his retirement from the boxing world, it became clear that too many blows to the jaw had made his teeth so loose they needed to come out. In some cases, punches to the face can even knock them out entirely, proving the importance of having a protective mouthguard. On top of having dental implants placed, he’s also had tooth-colored dental bonding applied to replace the gold caps he had previously.
Known for his role in The Office, Ed Helms first garnered mainstream attention for his role (as a dentist no less) in the film The Hangover. While many people assume the scene highlighting his missing tooth was movie magic, it was actually 100% real. According to Helms, the missing front tooth actually never developed and therefore a dental implant was needed to make his smile complete. For his role in the movie, he simply had the crown temporarily removed.
If you’ve heard of the term “method acting” before, you may know where this story is going. As part of his role as a Vietnam soldier in the film Birdy, Cage noted in a 1985 Telegraph interview he had two teeth removed without anesthesia (ouch) in order to prepare for the film. While the two baby teeth were scheduled to be extracted anyway, he made sure to time the procedure in such a way that his missing teeth could be highlighted for Birdy. Since then, he’s had dental implants placed.
Movie stars, models, and public figures may have beautiful smiles, but more often than not they’ve had some sort of dentistry, including dental implants, to make them truly radiant. Today, average working people can have them placed too. Schedule an appointment with an implant dentist to learn if dental implants are right for you!
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Dr. Kboudi believes that the right denture can change a person’s life, and that’s exactly why he always gives one-on-one attention to patients looking to replace their teeth through a dedicated and personalized prosthetic. He’ll listen to your needs and confirm that your full, partial, or implant denture is comfortable, lasting, and looks incredibly natural. To schedule an appointment, you can contact him through his website.