Celebrities on television and on movie screens can come across as larger than life, but they are still human and can experience the same dental problems just like the rest of the general population.
Take for instance Steven Tyler, American Idol judge and lead singer of the band Aerosmith. Last October while on tour in Paraguay, Tyler suffered from a bout of food poisoning that left him disorientated and dehydrated. Due to this he suffered a nasty fall in a hotel shower in which he busted out two of his teeth. Luckily, Tyler wasn’t left in a foreign country to “Dream On” about his missing teeth. Instead he was able to have those two teeth replaced by a local dentist with the technology of dental implants, which was exactly what he needed to get “Back In the Saddle” again and finish the tour.
Dental implants are very sturdy, durable, and look entirely natural. Besides replacing just one or two missing teeth due to an accident, like in Tyler’s case, they can also be used as an alternative treatment for dentures, partial dentures, and even dental bridges.
The cosmetic technology of dental implants works in the following way: a titanium post, also known as a “root” device, is implanted into the bone of the jaw and then a porcelain tooth is made to perfectly fit into the post and fill in where the missing tooth once was. In order to undergo the procedure, one must have a healthy jawbone with plenty of bone located where the tooth once was.
If you are worried about how much it is going to hurt, there is no need to fret. Dental implant work is performed under local anesthetics or can even be done under sedation. However, one thing to remember, as with any dental work, there may be some discomfort for a few days afterwards while the implant is still healing, but once it is healed, the implant is as strong as a natural tooth.
You don’t have to be rich and famous like Steven Tyler to get the missing teeth in your mouth replaced with dental implants. So don’t go “Cryin’” or even “Crazy” over those missing teeth! Instead, call Dr. Dan Matthew’s Austin dental office today to schedule an appointment for a dental implant. A brand new healthy smile can give you back the confidence you need in this lifetime to face the day, because surely you “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.”