With many people looking to alter the appearance of their teeth, the popularity of dental veneers is on the rise. Though there are a multitude of benefits that come with investing in these porcelain veneers, which are essentially wafer-thin shells especially designed to cover the front surface of the teeth for a whiter, more symmetrical smile, avoidable damage can happen if your dentist fails to take the proper care expected.
Common mistakes when fitting porcelain veneers
Dental veneers are a permanent solution to a brighter smile, and your dentist will need to alter the structure of your natural teeth to fit them. Whilst the permanence of veneers is a plus for many patients, the fact that they cannot be reversed can lead to issues if they are fitted incorrectly. Some of the most common mistakes when fitting porcelain veneers can include:
Fitting Veneers that are too big: Not only can you instantly recognise oversized or bulky veneers, but they can also be highly uncomfortable for the wearer and, in some cases, alter your smile and the way that you speak.
Fitting Veneers that are the wrong colour: whilst you will want your veneers to look white, they should still look as natural as possible. An experienced dentist should have taken the colour of your natural teeth, along with your skin tone, into consideration before the veneers were fitted.
Fitting Veneers that are incorrectly bonded to the teeth: If your veneers have been incorrectly fitted to the teeth underneath it can create a host of complications. Improper placement and bonding can not only affect the appearance of your smile, but it may also create gaps between tooth and veneer, making your mouth susceptible to infection, decay, and other oral health problems.
What can I do if my veneers were not fitted correctly?
The majority of dentists are highly skilled in their work and carry out an excellent job when fitting porcelain veneers. However, in some cases veneers can be fitted badly, particularly if your dentist has failed to take the proper care expected.
Poorly fitted veneers can often lead to discomfort, pain and ongoing dental issues which could have been avoided. If you believe that your veneers have not been fitted correctly, or that your dentist may have contributed to ongoing oral health issues after having visited them, you may be entitled to compensation. At Dental Law Partnership, our team of expert Dental Negligence solicitors are on hand to help you at every step of the way; call us today on 0808 278 8202.