Dentist Repairs Woman's Teeth After She Hid Her Smile For Years
| Last updated
A woman who had longed for the perfect smile after years of having to wear dentures has finally had her wish granted.
Ashley Burris, from Texas, never allowed her husband or children into the bathroom while she brushed her teeth, ashamed of the fact she was missing her front set.
But in September, the 25-year-old went to see Dr Kenny Wilstead and explained her story.
Dr Wilstead then performed a two-and-a-half-hour surgery on Ashley, giving her a roundhouse zirconia bridge to repair her teeth and give her the confidence she had been lacking for so long.
Speaking about the procedure, Dr Wilstead said: "A few hours can change a life."
Of course, Ashley is far from the only person to have suffered with their gnashers.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that John Finlay, one of the stars of Netflix's documentary series Tiger King, had got a new set of pearly whites.
The transformation teeth made him look like a completely different person, but John said at the time that he had them done back in 2019.
According to TMZ, John was already wearing the dentures when Netflix were still filming the series meaning that there was a lot of footage with him showing them off. So, as you can imagine he's a bit miffed about none of his tooth-filled clips making the final cut.
Taking to Facebook page 'The Truth About John Finlay', he wrote: "Yes I have my teeth fixed. The producers of the Netflix series had video and pictures of this, but chose not to show it.
"It's all about the ratings for them, not the people they hurt."
Showing him support, one fan of the show wrote: "I'm so glad you got out with your life. And congrats on the new teeth! Looking good."
Woke up this morning thinking about John Finlay's new teeth. #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/LVb67brd2M
- Miss Degoba (@jankomah) March 26, 2020
Another asked: "I have a question and this is a serious one... if Joe would buy you trucks and many more gifts why didn't you ask him to fix your teeth?"
John replied: "They were fixed before, but kept breaking from accidents on four wheelers, animal attacks, and getting beat up while building cages."
He shot to fame in the hit doc earlier this year, which many called the 'craziest thing they have ever seen'.
The seven-parter centres on eccentric zoo owner Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the name of Joe Exotic - a gun-toting polygamist who looks after a roadside zoo in Oklahoma.
You may remember John from Louis Theroux's 2011 documentary America's Most Dangerous Pets.