Jack Fincham regrets getting ‘Turkey teeth’ and spoke out about the dangers of seeking popular treatments abroad.
Jack Fincham – who won the 2018 series of Love Island – addressed his ‘Turkey Teeth’ on BBC Breakfast this morning, claiming he regrets the procedure.
This comes after new research shows 86% of UK dentists have corrected problems caused by treatments carried out abroad.
Jack decided to get Emax crowns because two of his friends had the same treatment. ‘They looked brilliant and they had no problems,’ he stated.
However, now Jack claims he regrets the treatment. ‘There’s a lot of stuff I didn’t know,’ he adds.
‘If I had known [the risks] now, would I have just got composites like my little brother? Yeah I would have just got composites.’
He continued: ‘I didn’t know any of this when I got mine done. And now I’m in a position where people probably watch me on the TV like, “I want teeth like him”, and they should know everything.
‘I don’t want to feel partly to blame because people have gone out and got their teeth done and then something went wrong.’
Of his old teeth, Jack said: ‘There was nothing wrong with them.
‘People just go for a cosmetic thing – to have the perfect smile, I suppose.’
British Dental Association (BDA) chair, Eddie Crouch, warns against seeking dental treatment overseas. He stated: ‘The issue is that they’re having crowns done on healthy teeth. They are having healthy teeth drilled extensively for a cosmetic result.’
A new survey put together by the BDA shows that 86% of problems caused by overseas treatment was failing or failed treatment. This was followed by 76% of patients experiencing pain and 72% with poorly executed treatment.
Eddie warns that ‘many of my colleagues are reporting that it’s quite extensive the problems that people have’.
‘Of course the real problem is that they’re far away from where they’ve had the treatment to actually rectify the problems when they do go wrong,’ he adds.
‘Pain, abscesses – Jack’s been lucky. He hasn’t had any of those problems, but sadly many of my colleagues on the high street are seeing many people returning having had this treatment with severe problems.’
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Jack stated that the cut-price treatment was an incentive to go abroad.
‘I always assumed that when you got your teeth done it was like a Harley Street 20 odd grand a tooth,’ he stated.
‘That’s what I thought it was. It was more, “Oh that’s really affordable”.’
On overseas treatment prices, Eddie said: ‘I understand that people find it far more economic to actually go abroad and have this treatment, but in the longer term it may cost them significantly more than they’ve paid for that treatment.
‘There will be ongoing maintenance, they might need replacing, and when they have a problem, they will be having that sorted out in the UK.’
BDA findings show that two-thirds of
respondents (65%) reported that patients had to pay £500 to repair the damage caused by overseas treatment. In addition, over half (51%) said it cost patients over £1,000.
Shockingly, one in five dentists reported that patients had to pay over £5,000 to repair their teeth.
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