Any time a patient has a dental problem, there's a chance it won't be a boilerplate fix. The tooth—and its restoration—may be compromised as a result of something completely out of the practitioner's hands. Of course, the ones that get written about are cases in which solutions are within reach but the practitioner lets them slip through her fingers. Sometimes one poor decision turns a routine restoration into an expensive, time-consuming series of additional procedures and discomfort. I think there were two poor decisions made in my case. Check one for the practitioner and one for me. This is my story and it pretty much dominated my summer.