July 10th, 2014
A Dubai dentist has given new meaning to the term “brilliant smile” with his custom-made dentures crafted from 10 grams of pure 24-karat gold and encrusted with 160 round diamonds weighing 2.5 carats.
With a price tag of $152,700, the dazzling dentures are being touted as “the world’s most expensive smile” by celebrity dentist Dr. Majd Naji of Liberty Dental Clinic.
Dr. Naji, whose clients include movers and shakers from the worlds of music, film and politics, is confident that his claim will be affirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The doctor has provided Guinness with authenticity and clarity certification from the World Diamond Institute in Belgium.
The doctor said his inspiration for creating the gold-and-diamond dentures was a 2013 United Nations Happiness Report that ranked the UAE first among the Arab countries, and 14th in the world out of the 156 nations surveyed.
"I then thought of designing this beautiful piece and enhancing the smile of not just the owner but also a charity,” said Dr. Naji, who plans to contribute AED100,000 (approximately $27,000) from each sale to a Dubai Autism Centre.
The doctor clarified that the blinged-out dentures are not intended for daily use and shouldn’t be worn while eating. The can be fitted in two appointments and no teeth-drilling is required.
He told the press that his firm is already processing its first two orders — one from a member of the UAE royal family the other from a affluent client in Qatari.
Photos: Liberty Dental Clinic Of Dubai