Making a dental veneer claim
Our dental negligence lawyers look at the legal issues that can arise in a negligent dental veneers compensation claim
Dental veneer claims
Dental veneers are currently a very popular cosmetic dentistry option, but regrettably the treatment does not always go smoothly. Our team of specialist lawyers are experienced in dealing with negligent dental veneers, and if things go wrong, they will be happy to provide you with a free case assessment and details of our popular No Win, No Fee funding scheme.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers were developed to improve the appearance of teeth that had been damaged or stained. They are thin custom-made mouldings, usually made of porcelain, which the dentist bonds to the front surface of a tooth.
Problems associated with dental veneers
When applied by an expert, dental veneers can look very authentic and are a faster and cheaper alternative to crowns, bridges, or implants. However, there are a number of issues associated with veneers. These include:
- Damage to tooth pulp
When the enamel is removed care needs to be taken by the dentist to avoid damaging the pulp in your teeth. In fact careless treatment could even cause the pulp to die.
- Poorly fitting veneers
Veneers must be carefully fitted. If care is not taken the cosmetic appearance will be compromised and the veneers may start to chip or crack. Badly fitted veneers may also cause problems with eating or even speaking.
- Poor adhesion
Veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth. It is therefore essential that the bond is sound to avoid the risk of the veneer coming away or creating a gap that can cause food to be accumulated, leading to gum disease. You can read here an article that we have written about what you can do when veneers fall off.
- Gum inflammation
Another issue associated with veneers is gum inflation. Symptoms are generally mild and short-lived but in some instances the problem can cause long-term pain and discomfort.
- Use of poor-quality materials
It is important that the dentist uses good quality materials. If they do not do so the veneers can discolour or begin to fail altogether.
- Tooth sensitivity
The process of fitting dental veneers requires the removal of a small quantity of enamel. This can make the teeth become highly sensitive, particularly when consuming very hot or cold food.
Free dental law helpline
We operate a free dental law helpline which you can contact by phone or email for expert guidance on negligent dental veneers and details of No Win, No Fee funding.
For a free case assessment please call our legal helpline on 0333 8880406 or send an email to [email protected]