Some movie characters have missing teeth. How is this look achieved? I find it hard to believe that a dentist with a conscience would pull an actor’s teeth and then put crowns in after shooting. And I find it hard to believe that an actor would go for that, even when getting paid millions for the role.
The only example I can think of is Chris Cooper in Adaptation.
I found Bubbles’ obviously black tooth in HBO’s *The Wire *a little distracting. I couldn’t tell if they were going for the missing tooth look, or if it was supposed to be a real, but black tooth as part of his overall bad hygene.
I thought Bubbles’ tooth was missing, but my TV isn’t HD, so maybe it was a black tooth If it was, I figured there’d be some pain and he never said anything about a toothache or acted like it pained him.
Plenty of guys like Bubbles have a black tooth or two - I see 'em all the time in real life.
Boris Karloff achieved the hollow cheek look in the original *Frankenstein[//i] by taking out his (fake) teeth. You can tell he isn’t doing that in Bride of Frankenstein (did he get too famous?) which is a shame because that was a very creepy look.