Big Brother star Imogen Thomas suing dentist for £25k over gappy and mismatched veneers
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Imogen Thomas, 38, is suing a London-based dentist for £25,000 following claims he left her with “gappy and mismatched veneers.”
According to court papers, the mum-of-two visited Dr Jagdip Soneji in 2016 in order to have her veneers all made the same colour and shape.
However, the Big Brother star and ex-Miss Wales claims that instead of this she was left with gnashers that were different shades and did not fit properly, causing her “distress” and leaving her “self-conscious”.
In the court documents, Imogen claims the work left her without a "uniform smile'' due to the treatment being poorly planned.
Unhappy with the outcome, Imogen states she complained “repeatedly” and had the work re-done by Dr Soneji four times.
Unfortunately, despite these additional treatments, the Big Brother star was still unhappy with the results.
She claimed in court documents that the “outcome was repeatedly poor” and she was “dissatisfied with the appearance of the veneers.”
The court papers claim: "The veneers had gaps between them, were incorrectly aligned and were a poor colour match with each other and the adjacent teeth.
"The same did not provide the effect of a uniform smile and would often have gaps between them.
"The restorations would be incorrectly angled, as well as being a poor colour match.
"In the circumstances, the veneers were of such a poor standard as to be considered negligent."
The star was eventually given a refund and changed dentists.
In the legal documents, Imogen claims that having repeatedly “aesthetically poor restorations” to her veneers has caused her “significant distress.”
The court papers claim: "She became very self-conscious and her relationship with her partner was negatively affected. Her trust in the dental profession has been impaired."
In response to the claims, Dr Soneji’s barrister denies any negligence and claims that any additional work done to Miss Thomas’s teeth was because she had changed her mind about the shade and shape.
The dental surgeon claims that after the first fitting appointment, Imogen checked the surgery and was "happy with their appearance and colour."
Over a month later she suggested she did not like the colour of the veneers and wanted a lighter shade, he claims.
He said: "Each time before the restorations were permanently cemented, they were tried in, and the claimant was given the opportunity to approve them.
“Repeated visits to re-do the work were necessary because the claimant changed her mind about shade and shape."
Imogen is asking for £25,000 from Dr Soneji but she faces footing a legal bill of £170,000 if she loses.
Central London county court will hear the claim at a later date.
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