Some actors take their roles more seriously than others. Read on for examples of stars who opted for drastic dentistry to help them get into character:
To prepare for his role in Birdy, a film about a wounded Vietnam veteran, Nicolas Cage had two teeth extracted, allegedly without anaesthetic!
Brad Pitt had his veneers removed to expose chipped natural teeth for his role in Fight Club to ensure he looked the part. He had them replaced when filming finished to restore his movie star smile.
In The Hangover, Ed Helms plays a dentist who wakes up with a missing tooth. The gap in his smile wasn’t fake! He already had a dental implant as a teenager to replace a missing tooth. For this role he asked his dentist to remove the crown from the implant during filming.
Johnny Depp had gold crowns placed on a few of his teeth to get into character as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
These are some pretty extreme examples, but the fact is your teeth will always be an important part of your character whether you’re a Hollywood star or not. At Butterfly Dental we understand everyone’s character is different, and we tailor your dental treatment to fit you personally. Whether you’re looking for a full smile makeover or a new filling, we’ll run through all possible options to ensure you get the treatment that suits you. Dentistry isn’t one-size-fits-all and with smile makeovers especially, you have the chance to give your input on the shade, size and shape of your teeth to ensure they suit you perfectly. We have the people skills to chat and get to know you, and the technical skills to create a smile that allows your true character to shine through.