Dakota Johnson explains what happened to her famous tooth gap: 'I'm really sad about it too'

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Dakota Johnson has confirmed that her tooth gap is gone.

Fans noticed that the actress's smile was different at a screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon earlier this month — with some taking to social media to mourn.

So during an appearance on popular US talk show, The Tonight Show, last Tuesday, she addressed the dental drama, explaining that it wasn't a planned change — and she's upset about it too.

"I had a permanent retainer since I was 13 and it was just glued to the back of my teeth," the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star, now 29, revealed.

"I was having a lot of neck problems recently so my orthodontist decided it would be a good idea to take it off and see if my jaw expanded.

While "it helped" with the pain, she continued, "my gap closed by itself and I'm really sad about it too."

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Actress Melanie Griffith (L) and actor Don Johnson (R) pose with their daughter Dakota Johnson (2nd L) and Johnson's current wife Kelly Phleger at the 7th Annual In Style Magazine and Warner Bros. Studio Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello
Actress Melanie Griffith (R) and her daughter Dakota Johnson arrive together for the In Style Magazine and Warner Bros. Studio Golden Globe after-party in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello
Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Gala in Los Angeles November 12, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Dakota Johnson poses at the premiere of "21 Jump Street" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California March 13, 2012. The movie opens in the U.S. on March 16. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Dakota Johnson poses before the screening of the film "Goats" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 24, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Dakota Johnson poses at the premiere of "Goats" at the Landmark theatre in Los Angeles, California August 8, 2012. The movie opens limitedly in the U.S. on August 10. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Dakota Johnson attends the 'Django Unchained' premiere in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)
Actress Dakota Johnson poses at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, California November 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)(GOLDENGLOBES-ARRIVALS)
Actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (L) arrive for the screening of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
(L-R) Director of the film Sam Taylor-Johnson, cast members Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and author E. L. James arrive for the British premiere of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
"50 Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson arrives with her mother Melanie Griffith (L) at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actress Dakota Johnson attends the red carpet event for the movie "Black Mass" at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in northern Italy September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Actress Dakota Johnson (R) and her mother actress Melanie Griffith pose at the 22nd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Dakota Johnson (L), honoree stylist Kate Young (C) and actress Selena Gomez pose during the InStyle Awards at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California on October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Actors Dakota Johnson and Johnny Depp present the Hollywood Breakout Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
U.S. actress Dakota Johnson poses for photographers as the European premiere of the film "How to be Single" in London, Britain February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
(L-R) Cast members Leslie Mann, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson pose for photographers at the European premiere of the film "How to be Single" in London, Britain February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Actors Dakota Johnson and Will Poulter pose after presenting the award for outstanding debut at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Cast members Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson pose at the premiere of the film "Fifty Shades Darker" in Los Angeles, California, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson arrive at the UK premiere of Fity Shades Darker, in Leicester Square, London, Britain, February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Dakota Johnson in Gucci with Cartier jewellery poses on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The 75th Venice International Film Festival - Photocall?for the film "Suspiria" competing in the Venezia 75 section - Venice, Italy, September 1, 2018 - Actors Fabrizia Sacchi, Chloe Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Harper, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
The 75th Venice International Film Festival - Screening of the film "Suspiria" competing in the Venezia 75 section - Red Carpet Arrivals - Venice, Italy, September 1, 2018 - Actor Dakota Johnson poses. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Director Luca Guadagnino and actors Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth pose as they arrive at the UK Premiere of Suspiria during the London Film Festival, in London, Britain October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Dakota Johnson arrives for the screening of the film The Peanut Butter Falcon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Monica Almeida
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After some sill back and forth with Jimmy Fallon about teeth, she got serious. "Anyway, hold on, this is really important: I'm sad about my gap tooth too so I'd really appreciate some privacy in this time."

Johnson went on to say that without the gap, she has "to deal with a whole new world of problems getting food stuck in my tooth. Before it would just slide right through."

That's true. Johnson once teamed up withVanity Fairto figure out how many things she can fit in her gap — "because that's my only skill". She used a toothpick, credit card, paperclip and $1100 as her dad, Don Johnson, looked on.

While the gap is gone, Johnson told Fallon that it may only be a temporary situation. She said that with the help of a new retainer, "It's going to come back," adding, "The world of dentistry is so advanced."

When that happens, there will no longer be a need for fan tributes to Johnson's "gone but not forgotten" gap.

Meanwhile, this isn't the only thing Johnson is making headlines over.

After it was reported in June that she split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in June, the pair were together in the Hamptons over the weekend showing some "serious PDA".

Martin also reportedly attended the premiere of Peanut Butter Falcon, sitting alongside her parents (her mother is Melanie Griffith) during the screening.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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