The list of toothless grins in hockey is never ending. The sport is built for oral consequences, but hockey is not the only athletic event to cause dental harm. Sliding, kicking, and head balls are a recipe for disaster in soccer. Soccer players are not required to wear mouth guards, but unless you want to have a visit with Drs. Versman, Heller, and Beckman for dental implants, you better opt yes to this smile saving protection. A cringe worthy moment in soccer occurred with Paulo Jorge. Playing a heartfelt game against Madrid, he leapt for an interception, but instead of the ball, he was met with the solid force of the opposing player’s head. Paulo had two teeth shot out from his mouth. Then on the sidelines, the blunt force killed the root of another tooth allowing Paulo to horridly and casually pluck another tooth from his gums.
A sport not well integrated into the American culture, but large in Europe, known as rugby is another full contact sport with little hopes to avoid injuries, including oral injuries. Gareth Thomas is a great example of a smile gone wrong. He was the captain for Wales, and he has a wicked reputation on the field as his grin is an example of his fearless interaction. Luckily, mouth guards are now required for all rugby games.
Balls and pucks are nothing compared to the furry of fists. Mike Tyson knows this all too well. Boxing brings not only the need for future dental implants but periodontal work as well. The mouth and gums get so bruised and cut that the gums experience recession and inflammation. Although this happens to most boxers in the ring, Mike Tyson lost a fight in his Tiger’s cage. Kiki Tyson told the Review-Journal that Tyson lost his famous gold tooth “when his tiger, Kenya, head-butted him.” Whatever the cause of missing teeth or whoever the culprit for its demise, Periodontal Associates is the place to have it corrected.
Dr. Versman, Dr. Heller, and Dr. Beckman are the leading dental implant providers in Denver, CO. Their office in Aurora is a central location to help out athletes and patients all surrounding the Denver metro area. Although basketball players were not highlighted, they are not spared the need for dental implants caused from hard play. Nuggets Basketball team members have been given brand new smiles at Periodontal Associates because no one other than Drs. Ken Versman, Doug Heller, and Eric Beckman are trusted to handle such precious idols in Denver.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding sports injuries or how to protect against them just call our Aurora office at (303) 755-4500. Drs. Versman, Heller, and Beckman advise that all participants of sports take proper precaution by using mouth guards, especially if you have no reservations on the field. Also, teeth and gums can only be a strong and healthy as you allow them. The better the oral hygiene, the stronger the gums and their ability to hang on to your teeth.
If you have already become a victim of missing teeth, Periodontal Associates is here to help. Our patients come from different age ranges and with different origins of tooth loss. Dental implants are a permanent and lifelong lasting fix to feeling complete again. Let us transform your smile so that your reputation is only about your athletics and not your grin.