17/01/2013 16:01 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Girl, 4, Had All Her Teeth Capped With Silver Crowns By Dentist

Many kids dread going to the dentist, but four-year-old Savannah White has more reason that most.

For during a visit, she emerged with stainless-steel crowns on every single one of her teeth, making her look like the infamous James Bond villain, Jaws.

Savannah's mum, Alecia, said her little girl went to the dentist for a routine procedure on four cavities – and came out with a mouth full of metal.

She told the US TV show, AZ Family, that she dropped her daughter off at the surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, then left after she was sedated. But when she came round at home later, Savannah's first smile almost blinded her! (Would you leave your daughter alone at the dentist? We're not impressed.)

Girl , 4, has every single tooth capped with a silver crown during trip to dentist

Alecia said she was embarrassed by what the dentist, who has not been identified, did to her daughter.

"On a daily basis she says, 'Mommy, I don't like my teeth. I don't like my teeth'," Alecia said.

"And it's really kind of hard to hear every single day."

However, a children's dental expert examined the little girl on behalf of the TV station and said that the dental work had been necessary due to the level of deterioration. (Great parenting again, we wonder?)

Another dentist later capped Savannah's teeth with white veneers so that she would not be self-conscious about the way she looked.