Being one of the world’s best-known sportsmen and one of the best golfers in the history of the game comes at a price. Of course, when your name is Tiger Woods, you can certainly afford it. Although facts are unclear as to the specific dental procedure Tiger Woods recently had done to fix his smile, the most recent pictures of him sporting gleaming white teeth point towards the fitting of dental implants, just in time for worldwide attention at the annual Masters golf tournament in Augusta.
Why Dental Implants Will Get Your Smile Back
Indistinguishable in appearance to natural teeth, dental implants are the best option for anyone who has had a chipped or cracked tooth like Tiger Woods. Dental implants are connected to the teeth by a lightweight titanium screw, which has an abutment, color-matched prosthetic tooth on top of it. Dr. Broome and the highly-skilled dentists at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will fit the implant so that it is aligned with the other teeth in the mouth, resulting in a perfect smile.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Healthy individuals that have suffered tooth loss from trauma or periodontal disease are generally good candidates for implants. An implant can replace one or several missing teeth, and they have the added benefit of also filling in the root space, which can help to prevent the progressive bone loss that can sometimes occur when a tooth is extracted. Unlike with other procedures, implants do not require grinding or filing down of enamel or healthy tooth matter for implantation. With Dr. Broome’s expertise, each patient leaves the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry with a restored, naturally beautiful smile.
And speaking of smiles, Tiger’s was back within 24 hours. For those who don’t have an on call dentist, it is strongly advised NOT to let chipped or cracked teeth go untreated. Aside from the numerous health issues such as gum recession, gum disease, a misaligned bite, deterioration of the jaw bone, and a host of other oral problems, if a dental implant is left untreated, then the oral ailments can spread and affect other parts of your body due to bacteria build up.
Contact a Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte Today!
If you would like more information on dental implants, please contact the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at (704) 815-6659 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Broome and his team of expert dental professionals.
Next, please read our blog, Whiter Teeth Can Lead to More Success at Work and Love.