COMEDIAN Crissy Rock is proudly showing off her new set of “Rolls Royce teeth” after enduring years of agony and embarrassment.
Crissy, is also one of the stars of the hit TV show Benidorm, saw her teeth destroyed after she took chemotherapy-based drugs for vulval cancer in 2003.
Her teeth crumbled causing her to have all of them removed and she went on to have dentures fitted while living in Spain during the filming of Benidorm.
She said: “I spent £10,000 having dentures fitted with a Spanish dentist, but when I saw my teeth I cried.”
Crissy, who lives in Peterlee, got her teeth looked at again after appearing on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here last year during which she had to remove her dentures as she prepared to jump out of a helicopter.
Now, after four months of treatment with the UK’s leading denturist Barrie Semp, of The Smile Centre in Manchester, Crissy is proudly showing off what she has dubbed the “Rolls Royce of teeth” which cost £20,000 to fit.
Crissy said: “My teeth have been individually handmade and tweaked to look a bit worn and slightly crooked to appear more natural. Even the gum looks real.
“For years I couldn’t bite into an apple and had to check restaurant menus for things I could eat. These new teeth are rock solid and I can eat whatever I want. They have given me my dignity back as well as a nicer smile.
“They have already made a huge difference, not just to my mouth, but to my life.”
Barrie Semp said: “Each new tooth has been handcrafted with faint cracks and blemishes where necessary to make them look very real. The gum work is also hand-stained to blend in with the patient’s gum colour, so it looks as if the patient’s natural teeth are growing from the natural gum.
“Crissy can eat anything she likes now and can even jump out of a helicopter without having to take her teeth out.”