types of dental procedures
There are a number of different procedures that come under the umbrella of dental negligence, we’ve listed them for you below.
Please bare in mind that we don’t just assist you in claims for cosmetic dental negligence, we can also support you with claims against your NHS dentist who has made an error when carrying out their normal work.
Smile makeovers and teeth whitening
Many dentists now offer teeth whitening for people who have yellow or discoloured teeth through age, smoking or drinking tea and coffee. There are various treatments, but most technology involves applying whitening gel to the teeth which is activated by laser technology.
Veneers are very thin, specially shaped pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of teeth to replace broken, discoloured and uneven teeth.
Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth, bridges or dentures and can be inserted for single tooth replacement or complete mouth restorations and reconstructions, often known as dental facelifts. They are commonly, small titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to create a permanent new root. A natural tooth coloured crown is then placed over the dental implant.
A crown completely covers the tooth above the gum line and protects it. Crowns are made of gold or porcelain or a combination of both.
A bridge replaces missing teeth by fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at each end of the gap. Bridges are often made of metal, porcelain or ceramic materials.
Teeth straightening with orthodontic braces
Braces work by gently pushing crooked teeth into the correct alignment.
Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Prince Harry are among the adult celebrities recently fitted with braces to improve their teeth alignment.
TJL Solicitors can also help patients who’ve been the victims of negligence, during general NHS or private dental work, launch claims for compensation.
Problems include sub standard treatment for gum disease, extractions, root canal work, denture procedures, oral surgery, such as removing impacted or broken teeth from the jaw bone, fillings, crowns or veneers.
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