By North Main Dental Inc
March 20, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants aren't just for the rich and famous.

It's no secret that Hollywood's actors, singers and other personalities have cosmetic work done to keep them looking youthful and attractive. Some of the brightest stars have also taken advantage of dental implants, which look and function just like natural teeth. Your Montgomery County dentist would like to introduce you to a few of them:

Ed Helms

The Daily Show alum has a great, natural-looking smile, although he abandoned that feature for his role as - coincidentally - a dentist in the 2009 blockbuster "The Hangover." During a wild night in Las Vegas, Helms' character, Stu, seeks to prove his worth asDental Implants a dental professional by extracting his own tooth. He succeeds - and is left with a gaping hole in his mouth. Surprisingly, it wasn't digitally edited out. Helms was born without one of his upper incisors. In 1990, at age 16, Helms had a dental implant placed to fill the gap. Although implants are designed to be permanent, Helms said in an interview that his dentist was enthusiastic about temporarily removing the crown portion of the restoration so Helms could play his role to the hilt.

Dick Van Dyke

The wacky comedian is approaching 90 years old. Like many people in his age group, he was likely faced with bone loss and the possibility of losing his signature smile in the process. He opted for implants, which may be the attachment points for denture plates. As dentures have always been removable in the past, combining them with the stability and permanence of dental implants makes them a much more aesthetic option than before.

Christie Brinkley

As a longtime model and spokesperson, Christie Brinkley's smile is part of her identity. With her face on the cover of more than 500 magazines throughout her career, having a radiant smile is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, she and several friends were involved in a helicopter crash during a ski vacation in 1994. Although everyone in the accident sustained injuries ranging from mild to critical, they all survived. Two of Brinkley's molars, however, were broken beyond repair and had to be extracted. Although they likely wouldn't have been visible to the general public, they were replaced with dental implants to keep the rest of her teeth and her jawbone stable.

Keep in mind: these three celebrities have been forthcoming about their cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are likely many more who have benefited from the same technology that North Main Dental provides to their patients in Dayton. Contact the office today to learn how you can revitalize your smile into something worthy of the big screen!