At the end of September, a gossip columnist at the Daily Mail revealed that the UK’s Prince William had suffered a serious tooth injury a year ago, before the birth of Prince George. This means that when he stood and smiled for the cameras as the most photographed father of the year, he was smiling with a false tooth, and none of us knew.
That’s how good cosmetic dentistry can repair a damaged or broken tooth.
Apparently, the incident occurred late at night at the wedding of his friend Tom van Straubenzee and Lady Melissa Percy in Northumberland in June of last year. He was “rearing up the dance floor,” according to a source at the party, when he was accidentally hit in the face by another close friend, Tom Inskip. The impact was so hard that Prince William lost most of one of his front teeth. He was rushed to a dentist, where the problem was fixed before he had to return home to London to see Kate, who was at home resting at the time.
In fact, Kate was so close to her due date that when the incident occurred, William joked that if she went into labor that night, “he’d have to smile with a missing tooth.” Another guest added that the prince had to have the tooth fixed before going home because he was afraid that Kate would be upset with him.
The fact that Prince William’s injury has remained secret for over a year, despite the amazing amount of publicity he undergoes on a regular basis, let alone the furor surrounding the birth of Prince George, shows just what an amazingly realistic appearance cosmetic dentistry can achieve.
Pictures of Prince William before and after the event look almost identical, but, based on the description given by party guests, it’s likely that Prince William has a tooth crown or a porcelain veneer on at least one of his front teeth.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that he has always had crowns or veneers on his front teeth, and that the incident in question dislodged one, which a party guest–themselves probably inebriated at the time–could easily mistake for losing part of a tooth.
At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we are dedicated to giving all our patients the royal treatment, and will strive to give you cosmetic dentistry that no one will guess is not your natural teeth. To learn more, please call 509-368-7788 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Spokane or Spokane Valley.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
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