A night out with the lads almost put paid to that perfect smile for one man on his best mate’s wedding day.
Head usher Jonathan Bourne woke to the horrifying realisation that, during his night, out he’d somehow managed to lose his front tooth.
Jonathan had been looking forward to his important role at the wedding in Devon, keeping himself in shape for all of the photos – and with an eye on a certain single bridesmaid who would be there.
An accident with a tennis racket at the age of 12 – which meant his front tooth had to be anchored by a metal rod – Jonathan led an active lifestyle and worked with his father in the landscaping and sports turf industry.
The night before making the journey down to Devon, Jonathan went on one last night out with the lads before leaving them for a few days.
The next morning, however, Jonathan woke up to just the metal rod protruding from his gum – but no front tooth.
Jonathan says ‘I have absolutely no idea how I managed to lose my front tooth. I’d taken such great care of looking after myself over the last few weeks… I must have been having a bit of a wrestle with one of my mates.’
With two hours before having to leave for Devon and after ringing his local dentist to no avail, a friend suggested he contact top cosmetic dentistry practice the Harman Clinic.
He was delighted that lead clinician Dr Oliver Harman, who has appeared on TV’s Extreme Makeover, would open up the clinic to help him.
Oliver Harman, a board member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, says: ‘I could hear the desperation in Jonathan’s voice so had to come in especially for him. At the end of the day, who am I to stand in the way of young love?’
Oliver soon fixed the tooth and Jonathan was on his way down to Devon.
He says: ‘I can’t say that things went particularly well with the bridesmaid mentioned but that’s not to say that I didn’t have a fantastic day – and I was able to smile in all the photos!’
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