Emily Blunt’s Teeth: Are They Really Her Own?

Hardly a few would be unaware of the British megastar Emily Blunt, renowned for her ability to consistently captivate audiences with spellbinding performances. Whether she’s playing a cold, prickly assistant to a demanding “devil” or shrieking agonisingly in a bathtub, Emily has a knack for seamlessly immersing herself into her characters and making the viewers root for her. But let’s shift the focus from her acting prowess because we’re here to discuss something seemingly inconsequential yet undeniably distinctive: her teeth.

From her photos, it doesn’t look like Emily Blunt’s teeth are the same as when she started her career. It could be argued that she just got her teeth whitened to improve the overall aesthetics, but that treatment certainly wouldn’t change the shape of her teeth. It also wouldn’t make her overall smile look less gummy. So, what really happened there? Let’s find out!

Who Is Emily Blunt?

Born on 23 February, 1983, Emily Olivia Laura Blunt is an American/British actress who, beyond her individual stardom, is also notably married to fellow actor John Krasinski. After being discovered by an agent at the age of 17, she made her theatre debut alongside Dame Judi Dench in the play The Royal Family. This was followed by a brief stint in television dramas featuring roles in productions like Boudica and Henry VIII.

Emily Blunt
Image credit: Georges Biard, Emily Blunt avp 2014CC BY-SA 3.0

In 2004, Emily’s journey into film began with her debut in My Summer of Love. Although her performance garnered praise, it was her role in The Devil Wears Prada that ultimately thrust her into the spotlight. Many subsequent films showcased Emily’s talent, such as Sunshine Cleaning, Your Sister’s Sister, Sicario, A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins, cementing her status as one of the most versatile actors. More recently, her role as Oppenheimer’s wife, Kitty, earned the actress her first Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Did Emily Blunt Get Her Teeth Done?

The shape, size and colour of Emily Blunt’s teeth have changed quite a bit in the span of her career. While initially, her teeth were on the wider and longer side, they’ve since become smaller, less even, and much whiter. This could possibly be the result of dental veneers or crowns. But let’s take a closer look at all the different treatments Emily might’ve had to get her Hollywood smile.

Teeth Whitening

In an earlier photo, Emily’s teeth displayed a more natural yellow tint, contrasting with their present (much) brighter shade. While the current whiteness may be the result of dental restorations, it’s possible that in the past, when the shape of her teeth remained consistent but only colour differed, she may have undergone teeth whitening treatment.

Emily Blunts teeth colour before and after
Emily Blunt’s teeth in 2007 vs 2011/Image credit: Caroline Bonarde Ucci, EmilyBluntOrangeBritishAcademyFilmAwards07-crop, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY 3.0 and gdcgraphicsEmilyBluntSept11TIFF, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY-SA 2.0

Teeth whitening treatment, of course, isn’t permanent. However, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, it may last for just a few months to up to 3 years. Therefore, it’s possible that Emily had multiple teeth whitening treatments early on.

Teeth Shaving

As mentioned above, Emily had naturally long and wide teeth, and some even said that she seemed to have an overbite – where the upper teeth overlap the lower ones.

Emily Blunt teeth 2008
Emily Blunt’s teeth in 2008/Image credit: Nehrams2020WolfmanPanelCC08 croppedCC BY-SA 3.0

However, this eventually changed; while her teeth remained similarly wide, they appeared less “long”, which could be thanks to a teeth shaving treatment. Teeth shaving can be done for a number of reasons, such as bite adjustment, making the teeth even, orthodontic treatment, overcrowding, etc. and it’s permanent.

Dental Veneers/Crowns

After teeth shaving, it’s possible that Emily eventually decided to get dental veneers or crowns because, around 2011, her teeth started to look less wide and small as well. And this could be the result of a dental restoration like veneers or crowns, which require reshaping/shaving of the natural teeth so an artificial tooth (of a different shape) can be placed on them.

Emily Blunt teeth before and after
Emily Blunt’s teeth in 2008 vs 2013/Image credit: Nehrams2020WolfmanPanelCC08 cropped, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY-SA 3.0 and Gage SkidmoreSDCC 2013 Emily Blunt 04, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY-SA 2.0

It should be noted that dental veneers are different from crowns. The former only covers the front surface of the tooth and doesn’t require as much teeth prepping as dental crowns, which surround a tooth on all sides and sit on them like a “cap”. Of course, it’s unclear whether Emily had veneers or crowns, but dental restorations, in general, seem to be in the cards.

Gum Contouring

Another procedure that Emily Blunt might have had is gum contouring, which can involve removing excess gum tissue around the teeth. In Emily’s earlier photos, you could see the pink gum tissue between her front teeth and especially on top of her lateral incisors. However, that’s also not the case anymore.

While gum contouring offers one explanation, another possible reason for the reduced visibility of her gum tissue could be probable lip fillers. The fuller upper lip now covers more of the upper teeth, resulting in a smile that no longer appears gummy.

Emily blunt gum tissue
Emily Blunt’s smile in 2012 vs 2018/Image credit: gdcgraphicsEmilyBluntTIFFSept2012, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY-SA 2.0 and MTV InternationalEmily Blunt 2018 interview, Cropped by Longevita, CC BY 3.0


Emily Blunt’s teeth have undergone quite a bit of transformation over the years. Her natural teeth were a bit discoloured and were noticeably longer and wider. Now, however, they look much whiter, smaller and less wide, which could possibly be due to dental restorations like veneers or crowns.

If you’re also thinking of getting these treatments, first and foremost, it’s important that you do your research to find a board-certified and experienced dentist who understands your needs and prepares your treatment plan accordingly.

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