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How do tooth extractions change the facial structure?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can be problematic

Teeth & supporting bone are important to facial structure.
If teeth & bone are lost & not replaced it can definitely cause facial aging. Much like pulling a big tree out of the ground would leave a large hole, extraction can leave a sunken area. Replace a lost tooth immediately with bone grafting & implant or a bridge to fill in the area that is open due to extraction and protect against this.

In brief: Can be problematic

Teeth & supporting bone are important to facial structure.
If teeth & bone are lost & not replaced it can definitely cause facial aging. Much like pulling a big tree out of the ground would leave a large hole, extraction can leave a sunken area. Replace a lost tooth immediately with bone grafting & implant or a bridge to fill in the area that is open due to extraction and protect against this.
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth Extraction

Teeth supports your lips and cheeks.
In the absence of teeth, the cheeks and lips collapse for lack of physical support. It causes a person to appear older than they are. When a person who lost their teeth gets his mouth reconstructed, it changes their overall appearance and makes them look younger or their actual age.

In brief: Tooth Extraction

Teeth supports your lips and cheeks.
In the absence of teeth, the cheeks and lips collapse for lack of physical support. It causes a person to appear older than they are. When a person who lost their teeth gets his mouth reconstructed, it changes their overall appearance and makes them look younger or their actual age.
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Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Bone loss

The more teeth that are extracted the less bone remains unless a bone graft is placed at extraction.
The less bone you have, the more sunken the face will become. Always have a tooth extraction replaced with bone augmentation or with an implant.

In brief: Bone loss

The more teeth that are extracted the less bone remains unless a bone graft is placed at extraction.
The less bone you have, the more sunken the face will become. Always have a tooth extraction replaced with bone augmentation or with an implant.
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In brief: Teeth function

One of the functions of the teeth is to support the lips and the cheeks.
Loss of teeth causes collapse of cheeks and lips.

In brief: Teeth function

One of the functions of the teeth is to support the lips and the cheeks.
Loss of teeth causes collapse of cheeks and lips.
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