Jak Reid, who has over 70,000 followers on TikTok, posted a video to the social media platform of her dentist reacting to the new white crowns she received in Turkey
A woman who spent over £3,000 getting her teeth done in Turkey has shared the stark warning she got from her dentist.
Jak Reid from Renfrewshire, Scotland paid out £3,500 for new white crowns, accommodation and flights to the holiday destination, reports Birmingham Live.
The TikTok influencer later shared a clip to the social media platform, writing: “My dentist reacting to my Turkey teeth. Bless her she was very sweet.”
In the video, the dentist tells her: “I’m just going to say this, I know you’re not going to want to hear this. A lot of tissue has been been removed here. The risk of having problems is very high.
“There’s not much else you can go from here apart from implants if something happens.”
Ms Reid added: “This was my lovely dentist giving me advice, my teeth are fine. I knew going into this the risks.”
She claimed some critics called her a “wee girl” with “no brain” for having the procedure done, and others branded her “silly”.
Dental experts also commented on the post, with one saying: “You should have got venners [sic]. I’’m a dental nurse crowns are sooo bad.”
Another wrote: “I’m a dental nurse and what the dentist is saying is correct. Turkey teeth do not last long term, soon as there’s probs people want it fixed on NHS.”
And a third added: “I’ve been in dentistry over 12 years and crowns/veneers abroad is the worst thing you can do. Hope you have no problems with yours”.
Ms Reid, who has over 70,000 followers on TikTok, said: “I’ve had veneers for 6-7 years. I have five years warranty for breakdown and damage. If you take proper care, they can last 15-25 years.”
She added: “I already had root canals on my front teeth. I researched places for two years.
“My teeth weren’t actually healthy. I already had root canal in the front teeth and I already had veneers, so I didn’t actually ruin healthy teeth. My teeth were already f*****.”
The comments come after a dentist from London warned people having their teeth shaved down in the hope of achieving the perfect smile are “ruining their teeth for the rest of their lives”.
Dr Manouchehri shared a viral video of another woman who said she visited Turkey to have her teeth shaved down for veneers – only to point out she hadn’t been given veneers at all.
The dentist corrected her by stating what she had got instead was full coverage crowns, and not veneers which are mouldings bonded to the front surface of a tooth.
He explained: “If you’ve seen my previous video, you know shaving teeth down to pegs like that is going to damage the nerve, and you’re going to need a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in your life.
“Second point; veneers or crowns will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years typically. Now, she is a gorgeous young woman, I thinks she’s what, around 18 or 19 maximum, and she is going to need to replace them probably four or five times throughout her lifetime, if not more.
“Not only the financial burden is going to be an issue, secondly it’s going to be a biological burden because the tooth physically can’t be prepared and re-prepared every single time.
“So she’s a gorgeous young lady and she’s ruined her teeth, possibly for the rest of her life and she’s going to have dentures by the age of 40.”
More people are choosing to have dental treatment abroad with Turkey, Hungary and Croatia all popular with Brits.