Hollywood has a secret when it comes to creating the perfect smile: cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants, bridges, and veneers are some of the most common tools of the trade.
Curious to know who’s had dental work done?
Check out our list of the 21 celebrities with dental implants, bridges and veneers.
- Tom Cruise
- Cheryl Cole
- Zac Effron
- Hilary Duff
- Christie Brinkley
- George Clooney
- Morgan Freeman
- Mike Tyson
- 50 Cent
- Chris Rock
- Gary Busey
- Ed Helms
- Victoria Beckham
- Ben Affleck
- Miley Cyrus
- Demi Moore
- Jim Carrey
- Catherine Zeta Jones
- Keith Urban
- Celine Dion
You’ll catch a glimpse of his natural teeth in “Risky Business.” Suffice it to say, Tom Cruise had quite a bit of straightening to do, gaps to eliminate, and chips to correct as well.
By the time he appeared in “Mission Impossible,” the heartthrob had perfect teeth, courtesy of braces and porcelain veneers.
Actor George Clooney has one of the best celebrity smiles. It evolved a bit over the years though.
In his earlier days, his pearly whites were visibly shorter due to his alleged grinding. Known as bruxism, this habit wears away the biting surface of teeth. It can result in other issues like cracked teeth and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems too.
Those who grind at night can have a nightguard made by the dentist to protect their chompers. Based on Clooney’s brilliant white teeth and fuller look, it appears as if he’s had dental veneers placed to correct the damage and improve his look too.
Boxer Mike Tyson has had more than one smile makeover in his lifetime. According to his wife Kiki, the gold tooth he used to bite off a portion of Evander Holyfield’s ear was necessary. “His tiger, Kenya, headbutted him,” she says.
When he later revamped his smile, he ditched the gold and closed the gap between his front teeth. This was most likely accomplished with dental veneers.
Because it was his signature look, the heavyweight champ had the gap added back later. Tyson’s boxing career reportedly left him with a few missing teeth to replace with dental implants as well.
Fans watched Miley Cyrus grow up on TV as Disney’s Hannah Montana. Her crooked teeth were adorable in her youth. However, she had some work done to achieve the beautiful smile she has today.
Her look could be achieved with orthodontics and teeth whitening. The rapid transformation suggests dental veneers instead though.
Prior to becoming Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham was slightly less posh. Her front left tooth angled awkwardly toward the midline a bit.
After her rise to fame, she reemerged with a dazzling white smile. Plus, four of her upper teeth reshaped, suggesting dental veneers or bonding. Beckham later extended it to six teeth, expanding the full width of her smile.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley has always had great oral health. She attributes this to good genes and proper dental care.
However, the bombshell was involved in a horrifying helicopter crash some years ago. She injured her wrist and broke two of her molars in the accident.
Gary Busey was injured in a motorcycle accident in 1988. The actor was not wearing a helmet and sustained injuries to his face.
Most reports suggest his dental work after was purely cosmetic. However, dental surgery to repair damage and replace missing teeth is usually necessary after accidents like this.
Actor Morgan Freeman had a gap between his front teeth and some staining. The latter is common as people age.
A few years back, he had the gap closed and his teeth became visibly brighter. Teeth whitening with dental veneers or bonding is the usual fix.
Demi Moore also experienced yellowing as she aged. Her smile makeover included lengthening and brightening her teeth.
The more youthful look was likely achieved through dental veneers.
Prior to becoming an X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole had visibly pointed canines. They jutted out a bit from their neighbors too.
These days, she’s sporting a perfectly even red-carpet smile. It’s courtesy of porcelain veneers, of course.
Actor Ben Affleck has one of the most charming smiles in Hollywood.
Nevertheless, a quick look at his teeth in “Goodwill Hunting” shows the star has had a few dental procedures done.
His teeth were once shorter and had a few gaps. Now, they’re now longer, brighter, and more evenly spaced.
According to People magazine, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer arranged for the star to have caps placed prior to filming Armageddon.
Catherine Zeta-Jones wasn’t born with a great smile. In fact, she says she was teased as a child over her crooked teeth.
She wore braces as a result, but it wasn’t enough. She’s now one of the many famous people who went all out with a full set of veneers.
Before becoming a mega hit, Celine Dion had a gummy smile and had pointed incisors. This made her teeth look uneven.
Gum recontouring was likely used to create a wider smile. The shape of her teeth may have been addressed through minor reshaping or veneers too.
Actors often go to great lengths to play their roles. However,
Ed Helms didn’t have to work hard to make it look like he lost a tooth in “The Hangover.” The star had dental implants placed decades ago. So, he just had his removed for the shoot.
Hilary Duff grew up on the Disney Channel, playing the role of Lizzie McGuire.
Like Miley Cyrus, the other Disney Channel starlet, Duff had a slightly crooked smile. She initially opted not to correct it. However, a rogue microphone chipped one of her anterior teeth. It left her with no other choice but to address it with veneers.
Zac Efron has come a long way from starring in Disney’s “High School Musical” to playing the role of serial killer Ted Bundy and his teeth have undergone quite a transformation too.
As a child, he sported a gap between his two front teeth. It disappeared seemingly overnight and without the use of metal braces. This leaves two possible dental procedures; Invisalign or veneers.
For the role of Ted Bundy, Efron had fake teeth made. They worked similar to dentures in that they could pop on and off. They were designed to fit over the top of his natural teeth though.
Rapper 50 Cent has had more than his fair share of dental woes. He was shot eight times in 2000 and two of those bullets struck his face.
It left him with shrapnel in his tongue and cost him a tooth. As the years rolled on, his teeth yellowed. This made a crown on his front tooth look out of place.
Because this was paired with a gap, other musicians took to calling him “Bugs Bunny,” prompting 50 Cent to revamp everything with a full suite of cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and whitening.
When he was younger, Chris Rock had top teeth that jutted out a bit. They formed an upside-down “v” shape.
The actor reportedly took a fair part of his earnings from “Lethal Weapon” and funneled it into cosmetic dentistry. His work includes things like dental implants and veneers.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was self-conscious of her crooked smile. So, she didn’t smile much in the early days of “Jersey Shore.”
To correct it, the reality TV star reportedly had Lumineers placed. That’s a brand name for a special type of ultra-thin veneer.
Jim Carrey wanted to make his “Dumb and Dumber” character, Lloyd Christmas, look more “deranged.”
It dawned on him that he could just ask his dentist to remove some bonding on his front tooth. The star had the repair made when he chipped it as a child.
In his younger days, country music star Keith Urban sported a gap-toothed grin. These days, the gap is gone and his teeth are whiter.
This suggests he went the route of veneers too.
FAQs About Dental Implants, Bridges and Veneers
- How many years does a dental implant last?
- Long-term studies show dental implants may last 25-30 years.
- Do most celebs have veneers?
- Quite a few celebrities have veneers. Chances are, if you see a Hollywood A-lister with a perfect smile, that’s their secret.
- Do celebrities have dentures?
- It’s rare to see a celebrity who wears full dentures. Implants are sturdier and more natural replacement. However, Joe Biden, Clark Gable, and Florence Henderson all fit the bill.
- Can dental implants fall out?
- Dental implants anchor into the bone, similar to the root of a tooth. Although one could technically “fall out,” it would be incredibly rare. They have as much as a 98% success rate.
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