Dental Implants Fountain Valley CA dentist Dr. Mortensen wants to share how “imperfect” smiles that are lacking teeth, can affect singing abilities and why patients should consider filling them with dental implants.
As our Pitch Perfect 2 dreams came true this past weekend, it influenced us to share with patients how important teeth and proper dental and oral health are to achieving beautiful voices. We know that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson would agree with this article as they both sport professional dental work in their famous smiles.
Just as teeth help improve physical appearances, they also help patients enunciate when they are belching out their favorite songs. Clearly, being able to sing is a given talent that people are born with, however lacking teeth complicates this quite a bit. Using teeth to speak and pronounce certain words is much like using them to sing. It is recommended that singers lay their tongue on top of the bottom of the teeth to enhance the sound of the voice dramatically.
Being able to breathe effectively while singing is the most important aspect to maintaining perfect vocals. When patients are suffering from tooth loss, the increases in the risks of them developing inflammation in the blood vessels and potentially clogging their heart ventricles and significantly blocking their airflow affects their ability to breathe well. Even if patients have natural talent, they may not be able to achieve the maximum level of vocal performance that they desire due to this life- threatening complication.
Singers that have significant overbites hinder their ability to pronounce their vowels, as well as singers with underbites, have a difficult time enunciating these as well. Misaligned teeth are not necessarily the issue considering everyone in the entire world has a unique set of teeth, however, teeth that are missing altogether tend to remove the singer’s ability to completely enunciate words.
Saliva is a big factor in keeping our mouths and teeth healthy to ensure they are functioning properly throughout a song. The more teeth that a patient is missing, the more likely they are either suffering from gum infections, diseases and the depletion of their salivary gland. When our teeth are in place and healthy, our risk for low salivary levels definitely decreases. If you pay attention to any show, the artist will keep some type of liquid around them to keep their mouth hydrated and lips dry.
Another important aspect to singers is their smile. Their ability to show off a beautiful set of complete teeth while they are singing, adds to their professional appearance as well as their success. One of the most famous professional singers, known for her misaligned teeth, is Jewel. Jewel has refused to fix her teeth for years now because she believes that they make her who she is and how she can sing. Despite Jewel’s disinterest in fixing her vocal chompers, she still maintains a beautiful, famous and very natural voice in the industry, to this day.
Why Dental Implants?
Patients that are missing out on their vocal dreams due to an incomplete smile should choose dental implants over any other dental replacement. Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution that offers patients an artificial tooth that functions just as well as their natural teeth. Through a process called osseointegration, the dental implants are able to permanently provide patients with comfortable biting, chew, speaking, singing and smiling for years to come.
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Now that patients are aware that their dental health directly affects their ability to sing, singers missing a tooth or teeth should seriously consider dental implants immediately. In just months, patients with natural talent will be able to perform beyond their wildest dreams with beautiful and complete smiles. Call us today to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Mortensen at (714) 421-4722.