Comedienne and actress Crissy Rock has had more than her fair share of drama where dental surgery is concerned, but it looks like the fifty-three year old has finally had her smile permanently restored after losing her implants during treatment for cancer. She has spent £20,000 on what she describes as she ‘Rolls-Royce’ of new teeth, and now the Benidorm star is only too happy to show them off.
Crissy was diagnosed with cancer back in 2003 and the chemotherapy caused each of her dental implants to fail, until her dentist was left with no choice but to pull them all out. ‘The experts realised that my jawbone had also started to deteriorate,’ she told the Mirror, ‘so they had to scrape a lot of the bone and gum away too. It meant that my dentures never stayed in because there was no gum to actually attach them to, they just rested at the bottom of my mouth.’
After spending £10,000 on botched treatment with a Spanish dentist, Crissy was determined not to go through the trauma a second time, and thankfully she can smile again with the help of magnetic teeth, provided by The Smile Centre, Manchester. She says ‘My bottom teeth click right in and they stay in place with magnets, which react to the metal screws that were inserted in the side of my face and up my nose. My upper plate stays in place thanks to the magnetic force; however, each individual tooth can be pulled out for hygienic cleaning.’