A woman and her partner were left unable to eat or drink after a £4,000 dental procedure 'ruined their lives'.
Jade Tushingham, 32, and her partner Kelly Tushingham, 30 flew to Antalya, Turkey last September with the hopes of taking advantage of cheaper dental prices.
The couple opted to visit a private clinic for a cosmetic veneer procedure, which involves shaving down their teeth before fitting the new set of veneers over the top of them.
In the UK it usually costs 'around £20,000' for the same procedure.
After their first appointment, the pair were given temporary veneers and were left to wait in the clinic's reception for around five hours.
Five days on, their 'stubs' were causing them utter agony and looked like 'horse teeth'.
The sensitive teeth made drinking water a monumental task and surviving on mash potatoes and soup was their only option.
On day six, the loved-up pair were finally called back to have their crowns fitted, but both describe the procedure as being 'like a blood bath'.
Jade and Kelly, who are both still in daily pain, are now beginning to consider revisiting the clinic to demand their teeth are fixed.
Jade, from Chester, Cheshire, said: "Lots of our friends had already had it done and told us that it didn't hurt.
"I've always wanted it done, even though my teeth before were actually OK.
"But even now, we're both still in constant pain.
"All the food at the hotel looked beautiful, but we just couldn't eat any of it."
In November 2021, both Kelly and Jade decided to book an all-inclusive break in Turkey during which they planned to get a set of veneers fitted each.
"We both had alright teeth beforehand," Jade said.
"My bottom set were a little crooked, but neither of us really needed them doing."
Jade added: "Before having the actual veneers fitted we had to have all of our teeth filed down dramatically and have our temporary sets done.
''It was scary seeing our teeth filled down to almost nothing and it was really painful.
''On top of that it was a long process that day, from around 9am to 6pm.
"We were in separate rooms and I was crying in pain straight away."
The couple, who have been back in the UK for just four months, then waited five days before their veneers were ready to be fitted-during which time they struggled to eat or drink due to the pain.
On 29 September 2022, Jade and Kelly nervously returned to the clinic.
"The process was horrible, there was just blood everywhere," Jade added.
In the end, Jade had 25 new teeth fitted and Kelly had 24.
Leaving Turkey a week later, the couple, who paid £4,240 altogether for both sets of permanent veneers, were still in severe pain.
"We messaged the dentist on Instagram about it when we got back," Jade said.
"It was difficult to communicate due to the language barrier, but she advised us to take Ibuprofen for five days and also try a muscle relaxant.
"We had already been taking Ibuprofen anyway and it didn't make a difference, so we didn't know what to do.
"Nothing seemed to take the pain away."
Despite trying to get help back in the UK the girls have struggled to find a dentist who can help.
"No dentists in the UK would even touch them," Jade said.
"Our teeth visually do look lovely, and we have people asking us all the time where we had them done because they want theirs doing.
"We always say no, absolutely do not have them done.
"We would never recommend them to anyone."
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