Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker sometimes makes news for being a musician. Lately he’s been making headlines because he’s engaged to a Kardashian. Now, his cosmetic dentistry upgrade may be the most fascinating recent intel of all. Barker hasn’t just gotten veneers for his smile, he’s gotten one tooth embellished with a small diamond skull, and that’s a smile makeover you don’t see every day.
The New Trio: Musicians, Diamonds, and Teeth
Yes, diamonds are tough. They are so tough they are nearly impossible to break. They are right up there with tooth enamel and dental porcelain when it comes to durability. Technically, though, diamonds aren’t meant to bite and chew food. They’re decorative. A few musicians, though, seem to be saying otherwise.
Travis Barker has followed in the smile makeover footsteps of singer Post Malone, though instead of opting for heavy diamond dental implants like Malone, Barker selected a miniature skull made of diamonds to enhance a tooth alongside one of his front teeth. The diamonds are built into a dental crown.
For someone who doesn’t bother showing his teeth much in photos, if he deigns to smile at all, this is one major investment in aesthetics. No word on whether the rest of Barker’s teeth have been upgraded or not.
Get a Smile Makeover Like a Rock Star
If you want to make your teeth look better and memorable and stand out in a good way that will always be in style, talk to your New York City cosmetic dentist about the cosmetic dentistry treatments that are right for you.
- Microthin veneers: Microthin veneers are an advanced type of porcelain veneers that do not require the reduction of healthy tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. Made of incredibly thin porcelain and designed to snugly fit over the natural there, there is no need for enamel removal, which makes the procedure easier and faster to complete.
- Porcelain veneers: When you need conventional porcelain veneers to correct your smile, your NYC dentist will be as conservative as possible when shaving away tooth enamel. The goal is to make room for the traditional veneers so they look natural on your teeth and give you a durable, beautiful smile.
- Prepless veneers: In the prepless veneer procedure, teeth only need to be cleaned and lightly sanded to prep them for their upgrade. This eliminates surface stains, shine, and minor imperfections – the super-thin veneers that go over the teeth must have good-looking enamel underneath so nothing interferes with the color and smoothness.
- Porcelain crowns: Just like Barker’s smile makeover, a porcelain crown can make all the difference in your appearance. Instead of making a tooth stand out, though, your Manhattan cosmetic dentist is prepared to make your restored tooth fit in with the rest of your smile so it looks and feels natural and works like your other teeth.
Look Like a Superstar with Customized Cosmetic Dentistry
Any change you make to your smile can be considered a smile makeover. If you’re ready to make a change to how your teeth look, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei to find out what cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you.