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Celebrities are just like us. Famous folks are real people made of flesh and blood, but with more money and notoriety. Despite those perks, they still can have the same dental problems associated with the rest of the mere mortals that populate the planet. To rectify the problems and fill their mouths with gleaming white teeth, some stars have had to rely on cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses solely on how teeth appear. Professional dental care providers have a large selection of dental treatments they can implement to make a smile look gorgeous. Some options include teeth bleaching, dental bridges and dental implants. Many celebrities have tapped into the skill set of dentists to get the perfect smiles needed for being in the spotlight and below are just a few.

Ed Helms

American born actor, writer and musician, Ed Helms has taken the comedic world by storm thanks to the success co-starring role in the TV series The Office and several films. The Atlanta, Georgia native seemed to burst onto the scene in the early 2000, and since then has made a name for himself courtesy of his talent and his commitment to his craft.

His dedication is clearly visible in his portrayal of Dr. Stu Price in The Hangover as for that role, both his character and the actor showed a smile featuring a missing tooth. The plot of the movie surrounds a bachelor party out of bounds in Las Vegas and Helm's character awakens from a drunken binge to discover that his tooth is gone. Although the crew fiddled around with different prosthetic to create the look, Helms was not pleased with the result and opted to have one of his own teeth removed for comedic effect.

In Helms case, the tooth extraction for the role was not as crazy as it sounds. Helms told People "I have an implant. An adult tooth never came in … and when I was 16, they did a permanent implant," (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20283408,00.html). It was that false device that was removed and once filming was completed, it was re-affixed back into his grin.

Janice Dickinson

American born Janice Dickinson is a model, fashion photographer, actress, author and agent who gained popularity as the outlandish judge on the reality show America's Next Top Model. During the height of her modeling career, Dickinson was a natural beauty with flowing brown hair, an amazing figure and a gorgeous face. One of her greatest assets was a mouth filled with gorgeous white teeth, outlined by her full lips.

Somewhere along the way, Dickinson lost a couple of teeth and now has removable bridgework for at least two of them. The world only learned about her dental work as the model recently lost the teeth while lunching with a friend in South Hampton. Dickinson has stated "I was like Lucille Ball on crack," as she tried to locate the teeth after removing them to dine (http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/model_janice_loses_falsies_uw2SMrsn5Qu1X7qTrRw6rM?CMP=OTC-rss&;FEEDNAME=). She eventually found the temporary teeth (one back tooth and one used in the front of the smile) she went to the bathroom washed the falsies and placed them back in her mouth.

The Olsen Twins

From 1987 to 1995, the sweet as sugar sitcom Full House was extremely popular. Part of the success can be attributed to the Olsen twins. During the season run identical twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen shared the role of Michelle Tanner. The girls started playing the character when they were infants and by the time the series was finished, the girls grew to be the ripe old age of eight.

As identical twins, the girls bare a striking resemblance to each other, but that started to change as both girls started to lose their baby teeth. According to 1-800-DENTIST, "Most children start losing baby teeth by age six, starting with the front teeth and going all the way to the molars at the back by age 12 or 14." There is no exact pattern to this type of tooth loss and the girls ended up with different looking grins during that time period. Since both girls played the same exact character, the Olsen twins had to wear fake teeth during filming for consistency.