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Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity, with an increased number of people pursuing the ‘perfect smile’.
Cosmetic procedures are commonly sought to correct or improve the appearance of teeth. Patients choose to have crowns and braces fitted for this reason, but when not secured properly, these devices can cause severe pain and damage to your teeth.
The purpose of a crown is to repair and protect the tooth, mimicking the original tooth in shape and colour.
Our dental negligence solicitors have represented a number of clients after they have had poorly fitted crowns. If not fitted correctly, crowns can cause damage to the underlying teeth, often leading to tooth decay. Resolving these issues can be expensive and lead to further procedures for removals and repairs.
Braces are a common remedy for straightening teeth. If braces are ill fitting or not maintained properly, patients can experience difficulties once the appliance has been removed, with further treatment often being costly.
We represent clients who have not been provided with the appropriate advice on how to maintain the health of their teeth throughout the course of their treatment, and who did not receive dental advice from their dentist on a regular basis.
Many patients are now opting to travel overseas for treatment, and it is only once they’ve returned home again that they become aware of problems. Patients often feel that there is no recourse against a dentist who has treated them outside of UK jurisdiction; however, we have an international litigation department with experience in assisting many clients with cases against foreign dentists.
Christina Gardiner acted for a client who sought cosmetic dental treatment to improve the appearance of his teeth. His dentist recommended veneers and crowns but shortly after their application, our client began to experience problems including discolouration of several teeth. The man was later advised that several of his teeth were non-vital as a result of gross reduction and overheating of his teeth during the preparation process. Evidence suggested that the dental treatment he received was substandard. Further deficiencies with the restorations included marginal gaps, overhanging areas and defective biting surfaces. The client required further extensive restorative dental treatment including replacement of all existing restorations.
Our dental negligence lawyers recognise that extensive reparative treatment following negligent cosmetic dentistry is often a long, expensive and difficult process. We can help you secure the funds and support needed to make an impact after suffering from negligent dental care.
If you’re concerned about the dental treatment you’ve received, call us on 0800 121 6567 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.
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