Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity due to people wanting the perfect smile. Whether it is having your teeth straightened with braces, a crown fitted to repair a tooth or teeth whitening, all these procedures can have complications and just because they are cosmetic does not mean you can’t claim for any negligence.
You may have suffered negligence from cosmetic dentistry if:
- You were not provided with the correct advice on how to maintain the health of your teeth following a procedure
- Your braces were ill-fitting or not maintained correctly
- Your crown or veneer was not fitted properly
- Your crown or veneer damaged the tooth underneath
- Your dental implant has failed
- You received substandard dental care
Although these procedures are normally carried out by private dentists, they can be carried out by NHS dentists. Both private and NHS dentists can be held accountable for negligence.
A dental implant is a false tooth which is fitted directly into your jaw bone. The dentist will drill a hole into your bone then screw a false tooth into the hole. Over time new bone growth should support and secure the implant into place stopping it from moving.
You may be offered a dental implant so that a bridge can be fitted to it or as a direct replacement for a tooth which has been removed.
There are complications with dental implants such as:
- Bone Loss
- Nerve damage
- Loss of feeling in your lips, chin or gums
- Tingling or numbness in your natural teeth
- In some cases the implant may come loose and fall out.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.