Kristals Story

Kristal & Dan were suprised at how easy it was to fix their discoloured front teeth in time for their wedding.  Kristal shares her story with plastic surgery hub;

“I had a front tooth that had become discoloured after a fall when I was 11. The fall caused one of my front teeth to snap in half and the other to cut off blood supply and turn dark almost immediately. I'd the broken tooth capped by the dental van when I was young and was never really happy, as the cap was slightly crooked. I had been looking at the tooth in the mirror for nearly twenty years and hated it. I had many people make comments about it over the years and it always made me feel about the size of a pea.”

Not being completely happy about your smile can have a domino effect on your confidence and your moods. It is scientifically proven that the more your mouth makes a smile, the happier you actually are.

So how did Kristal come to find her cosmetic dentist and what was it that finally motivated her to have the work done? “When I was told that we would be opening our new clinic in Beaumaris above a dentist I was wrapped. Finding the time to see a Dentist when you work full time can be difficult. Also a few years prior I had a very bad experience with what turned out to be an unlicensed dentist and was scarred from the experience. If I couldn’t trust a dentist to get a filling right, how could I trust them to fix my front teeth?

We ask Kristal what was involved in her experience and to give us a bit of a step by step of her part in the whole process of having her tooth fixed from beginning to end. Kristal says, “I booked myself in for the initial “Smile Consult” with Dr Val, which was a comprehensive analysis of all my dental wishes to give me the smile I have always wanted.

I am lucky enough to be blessed with reasonably straight teeth and never have needed work in this area. My main concerns were some possible holes in my teeth, the tooth that had been damaged by the unqualified dentist and the crooked cap/dark tooth in the front.

“Dr Val went through everything on my patient form about my health and history. We talked about my wishes for my teeth, looked at the images I had brought in and went through what he could see in the pictures and X-rays. Dr Val showed me close up pictures of individual teeth and the work they needed. We then went through a treatment plan and a time frame, based on having it all completed by my wedding in the October.

The lovely Jordana was also present the whole time helping to take care of me, chatting and laughing. I found the whole environment so different to anything I had experienced before. It was clean but not clinical, professional but homely at the same time. I felt completely comfortable and my worries from past experiences drifted swiftly away.”

Kristal had the same concerns as the rest of us when it comes to any dentistry work – the expense. So many of us hold off having any dental work done because we think we can’t afford it, or it isn’t a priority to finance, what with so many other expenses in daily life. We wonder if this is actually an excuse we amplify due to our fear of the pain and discomfort factor we think we will be subjected to when we visit the dentist. Either way, dental work can be expensive. We asked Kristal how she dealt with this side of it.

“I was pleasantly surprised to find out the BC Dental had a payment plan that allowed me to bill all my dentistry together and pay it off over a two year period with no interest. I was sold immediately and booked in for everything I needed. If this had been a case of pay as you go this whole process would have taken me a lot longer to do. We were both so happy"


When we asked Kristal to look back at her journey and to consider if there was anything she would have done differently, or any advice that you have for anyone looking at a similar procedure she says, “I would not change a single thing, I could not have asked for better care or a better outcome! As mentioned Dr Val completed the bulk of my work, however I did have one session with Dr Carlo as well. They went above and beyond at every turn to make sure that my fiancé and I were well taken care of. Dr Val was so brilliant that I cannot imagine ever seeing anyone else now. Even now I still look in the mirror at my teeth all the time. I am happy to smile now, knowing that my teeth look brilliant all the time!”

As with any procedure to change or improve your appearance, the real test can often be how your family and friends react. Kristal says,“I never really knew how much people noticed my front teeth before, until after the work when everyone was commenting on how nice my teeth looked. My family were so impressed that my father who also had a darkened side tooth and some misaligned teeth went to see Dr Val. He too now has a beautiful straight, white smile that he is so happy with. I now recommend everyone I know to go there! Thank you so much BC Dental, but especially Dr Val for making my dental journey so easy and pleasant, there will never be enough words to express how much of a difference it has made to my life!”

Well, we think Kristal and her husband look amazing, and congratulations Kristal on your recent wedding!


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