A 79 year old woman from the south has received £15,000 in an out of court settlement after extensive dental bridgework failed.
Our client Mrs O first visited her dentist Dr E in 2008 for a consultation to fix her loose denture. Dr E recommended a 14 unit bridge to give her a ‘smile makeover’. Mrs O underwent the treatment and suffered a number of problems as a result.
Mrs O’s bridge was of a poor fit with the bridge teeth being too long, meaning that they knocked against her natural teeth . There were also a number of defects in the bridge resulting in food getting caught under the bridge and around its margins. When Mrs O visited a new dentist in 2012 it was discovered that the prognosis of a number of her teeth was poor and the entire bridge would have to be replaced.
Dr E did not admit liability for his failure in fitting the bridge and providing an inappropriate treatment plan, but the Dental Law Partnership was able to secure a £15,000 settlement for their client.
Mrs O commented, ‘ I am so grateful to the Dental Law Partnership for their help- I never thought I would have to sue my dentist, but the Dental Law Partnership guided me through the process and I can now pay for corrective treatment.’