Ed Helms' Real-Life Missing Tooth Method Acting

07/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Lisa Ingrassia and Brian Orloff people.com

Ed Helms's toothless grin has been emblazoned on posters for his new movie The Hangover and it turns out the holey smile wasn't just a gag.

"It is totally real," Helms, 35, tells PEOPLE. "I have an implant. An adult tooth never came in ... and when I was 16, they did a permanent implant."

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