Connecticut Woman Awarded $198,000 for 'Horse Teeth'

A Bridgeport jury has awarded more than $198,000 to a woman who claims her dentist promised her a celebrity smile, but gave her what her attorney called "horse teeth."

Attorney Richard Meehan Jr. says his client, Marvalyn Foster sued Stamford dentist Darren Martinez because he promised her a "big, beautiful Hollywood celebrity smile." Foster wanted Martinez to give her a permanent bridge to replace a false tooth.

Meehan says that Foster woke up from the procedure to discover that Martinez extracted three teeth and made a large bridge that resembled horse teeth.

Meehan says a jury deliberated two hours before returning its verdict Monday.

Martinez's attorney, Bruce Gilpatrick, of Stamford, could not be reached for comment.