Dental problems are not limited to common people alone.
Celebrities and public figures also have to go through tooth issues just like others do.
Some have lost a good number of their teeth and resorted to implants.
Though, while smile is a determining factor for some people’s professions, others have embraced their new dental structures and are not afraid to show their tooth gaps.
So, who are celebrities with missing teeth?
1. Ed Helms
Ed Helms is best known for his role in the 2009 movie The Hangover which he played Stu.
He also played a self-absorbed Ivy League sales rep, Andy Bernard on TV show The Office.
However, what most people do not know is that the missing tooth gap he displayed in the movie was not computer-generated imagery (CGI) or screen makeup.
According to Ed Helms, he has never developed a front tooth and he had to replace it with a dental implant.
2. Mary-Kate Olsen
Born on June 13, 1986, Mary-Kate Olsen is a household name in the entertainment industry despite having no teeth.
Since her debut with the TV show Full House, which she did alongside her twin sister Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate has become a respected businesswoman, fashion designer, and a former actress.
She also proves to her admirers that dental problems cannot define one’s on-screen success.
She has also appeared on many fashion magazine covers with her toothless face.
3. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time.
He is also known for his extravagant lifestyle, characterized by his habit of spending money on expensive items.
Some of his unusual purchases include a pet tiger and golden teeth.
According to his wife, Kiki, Mike Tyson lost his two teeth after being head-buttered by his pet tiger.
He had to replace them with another set of golden ones, but this time with a tooth coloration.
4. Katherine Marie Heigl
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress and a former fashion who earned public recognition after appearing in movies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up.
She also appeared in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy.
However, despite her successful acting journey, Katherine is known for her missing teeth that stand out in most of her pictures.
She also dislikes wearing her fake teeth, which she believes define her distinctive figure.
5. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck may have one of the brightest smiles that most people dream of.
His teeth, however, have undergone numerous dental procedures to give him that superbly shining smile.
For instance, when acting in Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck could be seen with short, gaped teeth, which made him more relatable to his role.
But he dreamed of teeth modifications that could earn him major roles.
That is why he opted for veneers that lengthened and straightened his teeth, and filled the gaps, making him beautiful for his roles in movies like Armageddon.
6. Kimberly Noel Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a famous lady in the media world.
Born in October 1980, the renowned entrepreneur, media personality, and socialite rose to fame when she became the Paris Hilton’s stylist and pal.
She also cemented her fame during her popular TV program Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Despite having no teeth, Kim Kardashian always flaunts her curvy body and height in most of her public posts.
Most people also focus on her outgoing personality, perseverance, and sense of style and forget about her dental issues.
7. Nicholas Cage
To fit his role as AI Columbato in Birdy, Nicholas Cage had his two teeth removed.
The operation was done without anesthesia to allow him to understand his character.
Also, although the extraction was planned to be done early, Nicholas chose it to coincide with his new role, which allowed him to act as a wounded Vietnam war veteran with horrible injuries.
However, the teeth removal was a permanent procedure hence Nicholas opted for cosmetic dentistry to replace the missing teeth.
8. Gary Busey
Gary Busey is one of the famous personalities in Hollywood, known for his captivating smile and amazing acting skills.
He is known for his role in Buddy Holly Story.
However, unknown to many fans, Gary Busey underwent dental implants and veneers to gain that bold smile.
He was involved in a devastating car accident that claimed his teeth.
He had to undergo face reconstructive surgery to correct his face and cover some of his damaged teeth with veneers.
9. Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson is an American supermodel who rose to fame after hosting four cycles of reality TV show, America’s Next Top Model.
However, despite her beauty, Janice suffered tooth loss during her childhood, which led her to sue dentures.
In 2011, she was seen looking for her misplaced dentures in a restaurant, which were found later.
10. Megan Denise Fox
Born in May 1986, the American actress and model Megan Fox has managed to attain global attention due to her beauty and artistic skills.
She appeared in movies like Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles, Jennifer’s Body, and Transformers.
However, despite her established Hollywood recognition, Megan Fox is among celebrities with missing teeth who opted for full dentures.
She has also talked openly about her lack of teeth in various interviews, which shows her acceptance.
Lack of natural teeth should never be an obstacle to anybody aspiring to appear on big screens.
While some celebrities have chosen teeth replacement, others use the missing teeth to their advantage, especially if the teeth gaps fit their new roles.