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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," (,,20283408,00.html). It was that false device that was removed and once filming was completed, it was re-affixed back into his grin.