With March Madness in full swing this week, college basketball fans everywhere will be filling out their brackets and glued to their computers and television sets in hope that their favourite teams make it to the next level. Among those teams vying for the chance to win in this first week of the tournament is the Norfolk State University Spartans. Ranked as the 15th seed in the West Region, Norfolk State is scheduled to play this Friday against the Missouri Tigers who are ranked 2nd in the West Region. Can the Spartans pull off a Cinderella win? I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, one thing is for certain; two of the players on the Norfolk State Spartans team will surely be seeing a dentist for dental implants after the season is over. Unfortunately, due to separate sports injuries, Spartan seniors Chris McEachin and Brandon Wheeless both share the exact same missing front tooth. Wheeless lost his tooth after he was elbowed in the face during a game last March, and McEachin lost him this season when he took a hit to the mouth in a game against Toledo. In order to prevent any more damage to their teeth that might result in more dental implant replacements, the two players admit that they now wear mouthguards while out on the court.
Missing teeth due to sports injuries are not an uncommon issue. Most people think of hockey players when they think of athletes with holes in their smile; however, any sport can possibly create a situation when you might lose a tooth. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and have suffered a sports injury that resulted in a missing tooth, contact Colorado Springs implant dentist Andrew Hall for a free consultation. He and his trained staff can help restore you smile back to the way it once was.