When you lose a tooth, you can lose much more. Having missing teeth can feel isolating because you may not want to show the gaps when you talk, laugh, eat, or smile. It can cause you to shy away from social or professional conversations, eating in public, or smiling for selfies. But the truth is you’re far from being alone. TikTok’s “Toothless Princess” is helping people see that tooth loss is more common than you think and that implant dentures can help you overcome it.
The Story of the Toothless Princess
On TikTok, in addition to DIY hacks and dancing videos, there’s one woman who is taking the stigma against dentures and throwing it out the window. Alicia, a mom of four and TikTok user named Princess Glitterhead, started losing her pristine teeth when she became pregnant for the first time. Over the years, she wore bridges and crowns, trying to repair her decaying teeth. At age 34, her smile was crumbling. She felt self-conscious and depressed, but ultimately after her fourth pregnancy, she made the decision to get implant dentures.
Why the Tooth Princess’s Message Matters
Since getting implant dentures, she has come to accept the toll pregnancy has taken on her body, and she has not let tooth loss stop her from smiling. Instead of hiding, she proudly shows that even though she doesn’t have natural teeth left, she still has confidence in her smile. Her videos of taking out her snap-in dentures have gone viral because many others out there have suffered tooth loss as well. She shows that it’s possible to still be beautiful and happy even after dental trauma and that having implant dentures is nothing to be ashamed of.
Other Benefits of Implant Dentures
In addition to looking and feeling her best, implant dentures provide many advantages compared to regular dentures. What the Toothless Princess doesn’t show is that she is able to eat nutritious foods, like fibrous vegetables and whole grains, with her prosthetic teeth, enabling her to stay physically healthy. She also can talk clearly because her implant dentures don’t slip out of place. In addition, implant dentures tend to last significantly longer than traditional dentures, which need to be replaced about every five to seven years.
Never Feel Bad about Your Smile
Whether you have just a few remaining teeth or none at all, a confident smile is within your reach. Regardless of the reason behind your tooth loss, you don’t have to be embarrassed by it. Specifically dentures or another dental prosthesis attached to implants can improve your quality of life and give you back your confidence.
Thanks to the TikTok Princess, more and more people are seeing that tooth loss and replacement don’t have to be topics you hide. You can learn from her story and take the necessary steps to get your smile back!
About the Author
With nearly 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Joe Isaacson has extensive training in treating patients with tooth loss. In addition to the American Dental Association and the Oklahoma Dental Association, he is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also studied with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson, you can reach to his practice through his website or by calling 405-943-8575.