If you have suffered injury or ailment from a dental procedure involving veneers, the expert legal team at the Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
Often, patients consider dental veneers to address structural or cosmetic issues with the their teeth, such as repairing chips, cracks, gaps between teeth and discoloration. However, sometimes things can go wrong, and, in some cases, patients can be left with a lifetime of tooth sensitivity and/or significant dental damage; including removal of the enamel and other conditions associated with oral discomfort.
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HOW CAN VENEERS GO WRONG?
You may have been a victim of clinical negligence if any of the following applies to you:
- Overtly sensitive teeth - veneers usually involve removing enamel from the tooth. Some sensitivity after the procedure is to be expected, but if it lasts more than three to six months after veneers have been placed it could indicate a problem with the procedure. For instance, dental cement may have come loose, or the nerve may have been exposed and infected
- Damaged teeth - dentin, one of the four major components of any tooth can become damaged during the enamel removal process. Poorly fitted veneers can fundamentally alter the alignment of a patient's bite, which can lead to dental sensitivity, pain while eating or, in extreme cases, jaw pain and bruxism.
WHY DO PEOPLE GET VENEERS?
Often, people consider veneers for cosmetic instead of practical purposes. Here is a list of the most common reasons:
- Hides chips and cracks and crooked teeth - teeth can accumulate chips and cracks during everyday life. A well placed veneer can completely disguise damage and, in some cases, will prevent further damage to the teeth
- Gives teeth a whiter appearance - teeth are predisposed to discolourations as people get older, and can become a dull yellow colour. Not only do veneers help your teeth look whiter, but they also protect them from plaque
- Defies genetics - diastemas, large gaps between teeth caused by genetics, can be concealed by veneers. Gaps can be reduced considerably, fundamentally altering a patient's appearance
- Boosts mental health and self esteem - when considering the points raised above, the vast majority of people undergo cosmetic dental surgery to correct something they consider not quite right with their own teeth. Veneers have the potential to correct smiles, and therefore, boost the confidence and self esteem of the recipient
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WHY COSMETIC SURGERY SOLICITORS?
At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we offer a sympathetic, straightforward and professional approach to all cosmetic dental treatment claims.
Cosmetic dental treatment is an extremely personal decision to make, and when it goes wrong it can be deeply distressing for those that have been affected. Our team has extensive experience with cosmetic dentistry cases, so you can rest assured we’ll always put you first and work to obtain the best outcome.
We work on a no win, no fee basis - so you won’t have to pay us a penny if your case isn’t successful. Our fee comes out of the award you receive if your case is successful - giving you the confidence to pursue your case without the pressure of paying for legal fees.
Contact us today to find out if you can claim for compensation - call us on 0808 273 6662 or use our online form to arrange a callback. Read our case studies for more information about how we’ve helped people just like you.