Claiming compensation for bad composite fillings
Our dental negligence lawyers look at claiming compensation for bad composite fillings
What are composite fillings?
The placing of composite fillings is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth. It is a non-invasive procedure, unlike veneers or crowns, and none of the natural tooth is removed. Instead, during the procedure, composite is attached to the tooth in layers.
Given the non-invasive nature of the procedure this does mean that composite fillings are less durable than other restorations and that the results of the procedure are fairly short lived, with the fillings needing to be replaced every 5 years or so. Therefore, if you want a more permanent solution, you may want to consider alternative treatment options with your dentist.
Composites can hide chips, gaps, and stains and treatment can usually be completed during one appointment. Because dramatic results can be achieved in a short time frame it has meant that this treatment has increased in popularity in recent years, fuelled by numerous ‘before and after’ Instagram makeover posts.
Despite this, the treatment is not suitable for everyone. If your teeth are heavily restored or stained, then alternative treatment may be recommended by your dentist.
Compensation claims for bad composite fillings
Although these fillings can easily be removed and replaced if the patient is unhappy with the result, claims can nevertheless be made when the treatment goes wrong resulting in the following problems:
- increased sensitivity
- poor aesthetic appearance
- incorrect shade or shape
- composite fillings failing and needing replacing far sooner than they should
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