I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Katie Price has left a top Scottish dentist baffled – after blaming her dental veneers for leaving her unable to take part in a bush tucker trial.
Cosmetic dental expert Dr Biju Krishnan said having professional veneers would not stop a person enjoying even the bizarre dishes served up to contestants during Saturday night’s episode of the popular TV show.
Katie said she could not chew her way through a dish of kangaroo testicles, citing her “new teeth” as the reason for her performance against opponent Kim Woodburn.
The glamour model – formerly known as Jordan – even requested a knife and fork to cut up the unappetising dish, before eventually passed on the task.
She said afterwards: “I couldn’t put it in my mouth because I couldn’t eat it with my teeth. I can’t eat that.”
But Dr Krishnan, of Lubiju, Scotland’s leading holistic dental surgery, said: “Veneers are generally very durable, and porcelain will resist chipping better than normal fillings.
“Though there is a low chance they may come adrift if you bite on something very hard, the kind of tasks in I’m a Celebrity’s bush tucker challenge should not have posed a problem for Katie, especially if her veneers were of good quality and well fitted.”
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.
Dr Krishnan added: “If a person does not want to go for custom-made veneers they could opt for Lumineers – reinforced, ceramic veneers which can be made as thin as 0.2mm, but with the same durability as normal veneers.”
The dental surgeon is one of only three dentists in Scotland to offer the cutting-edge technique, from his Edinburgh-based surgery Lubiju.
Lubiju offers the services of the UK’s top medical consultants in anaesthetics, maxillo-facial surgery, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and implantology, and offers the latest treatments in needle-free and painless dental care.
The leading private dental practice offers the ambience of a five-star hotel combined with most hi-tech treatment techniques and equipment available in cosmetic dentistry.
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