Extreme Makeovers… Don’t Need to Be So Extreme
Fifteen years ago, many of us watched the Extreme Makeover shows that were popular on TV. They of course involved major dental changes, mostly in the form of porcelain crowns or veneers on multiple teeth. It was amazing to see. But what a lot of viewers didn’t realize, and what patients today even don’t often realize, is what it takes to put a porcelain piece on a tooth that will not only look good, but function well and last.
In most cases, a tooth must be “shaved down” a bit in order to get a porcelain shell (veneer) or cap (crown) over it that isn’t bulky or bigger than/protruding past the ...