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Will your cheek really sink in after tooth extractions?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

The presence and/or absence of teeth can definitely have an influence on the support of the lips and lower facial third.
An individual who has all of his or her teeth removed without replacement can and will likely have the appearance of loss of fullness of the cheek and lips.

In brief: It is possible

The presence and/or absence of teeth can definitely have an influence on the support of the lips and lower facial third.
An individual who has all of his or her teeth removed without replacement can and will likely have the appearance of loss of fullness of the cheek and lips.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They can

Cheeks can lose their support from teeth if they're lost.

In brief: They can

Cheeks can lose their support from teeth if they're lost.
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Dr. Edwin Schuller
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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry

In brief: Not really

Extractions without tooth replacement is usually what can lead to changes in facial appearance.
This can be due to teeth shifting positions or "bite collapse" (where you chin is closer to your nose when you close your mouth, also known as a" loss of vertical dimension" in the mouth) this can be prevented with timely replacement of the missing teeth before damage is done.

In brief: Not really

Extractions without tooth replacement is usually what can lead to changes in facial appearance.
This can be due to teeth shifting positions or "bite collapse" (where you chin is closer to your nose when you close your mouth, also known as a" loss of vertical dimension" in the mouth) this can be prevented with timely replacement of the missing teeth before damage is done.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Not really

Highly unlikely.

In brief: Not really

Highly unlikely.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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