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How do tooth extractions change the facial structure?

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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.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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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.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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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.
Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dr. Cary Goldstein
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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.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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