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Facial Effects of Tooth Loss

Facial Effects of Tooth LossFacial Effects of Tooth Loss 2When teeth are lost, there are many facial consequences that occur. The teeth support the muscles in the face and contribute to our facial structure. When the teeth are lost, the muscles sag and droop, resulting in deep facial lines. The teeth also help to maintain a certain distance between the upper and lower jaws. When the teeth are no longer present, the jaws collapse towards each other, resulting in a decrease in facial height. As a consequence of this collapse, the chin protrudes forwards, giving a prominent chin, called Witches’ Chin, and we also see a thinning of the lips. Jowls form at the side of the face, where the muscles hang down due to lack of support. Overall, the loss of teeth speeds up the aging process, making an individual look much older.

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