My veneers fell off, do I have a claim?
Our dental negligence lawyers answer the question, ‘My veneers fell off, can I make a compensation claim?’
No dental restoration will last forever, and veneers will need to be replaced, usually every 5-15 years, depending on the type of veneer you choose. However, if your veneers fell off within the first couple of years of treatment, this is usually indicative that something has gone wrong. This could be because you were not a suitable candidate for the treatment received, or that the actual procedure was not carried out correctly.
You may also have a compensation claim if you are unhappy with how your veneers look, once the procedure is complete. Veneers are a cosmetic procedure and therefore you should be happy with the outcome. Some patients are unhappy with the result as their veneers look too big and bulky. Even the thinnest veneers available add thickness and length to the tooth, so it is important that you are properly consulted before you start treatment on how your teeth will look.
You can read further about the complications that can arise with dental veneers here.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a thin cover of material that are put over teeth to improve their appearance. The enamel on the front of the tooth is filed down and then the veneer is placed on top. Therefore, it is a permanent cosmetic procedure and cannot simply be reversed.
Am I more prone to infection?
If you are suffering from decay or gum disease, then these dental issues must be prioritised and treated before having veneers placed. In some cases, the dentist may delay your treatment or even advise that you are better suited to alternative, less invasive treatment, such as a scale and polish
If you suffer from an infection after your veneers are placed, then your dentist may not have sealed the veneer correctly, allowing bacteria to enter between the tooth and the veneer. This can cause an infection and may even lead to tooth loss.
How we can help you
If your veneers fell off soon after you had the treatment then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To find out simply call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0406 or send an email to [email protected]