Messed up my first crown preparation

Mar 26, 2013
Hello everyone, how are you? I'm currently a dental student and something embarrassing happened today. I was working on my first ever crown patient and I messed it up pretty bad. I over-reduced the tooth from the first surface I worked on (the labial surface) without even barely getting a chance to actually work... It was humiliating and a lot of people saw it as well. The T.A was able to save it (barely, we're still waiting to see if it's going to need endo work) but I feel pretty upset and depressed about it since I had high hopes for my first tooth. I was wondering if something like this happened to anyone else and I was wondering if someone could answer this question honestly... Does this mean that Dentistry or even crown in particular is just not for me? I would appreciate honest answers. Thanks again!


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