Dental patient awarded £37,500 after poor fitting crowns make it difficult to eat solid food.
Our client Mr A, a 63 year old man from the South East was awarded £37,500 in an out of court settlement after his dentist provided him with multiple poorly fitting crowns on his upper and lower teeth.
Mr A visited his dentist Dr U in 2010 and was advised to have crowns fitted on all his upper teeth to improve their shape and appearance. Mr A was left unhappy with the result in both the appearance of the crowns and the affect they had on his bite. Due to the change in his bite Mr A then agreed to have his lower teeth treated as he was lead to believe this was the only way to solve the problems with his bite. Dr U went ahead and fitted crowns on all but 4 of Mr A’s lower teeth.
Mr A raised his concerns about his teeth a number of times to Dr U but was reassured by his dentist that everything was fine.
After the completion of treatment Mr A was left unable to eat hard food due to the discomfort it caused and was unhappy with the appearance of the crowns.
As a result of Dr U’s poor treatment, Mr A requires the removal of all the crowns, the provision of temporary restorations and then in the long term, the replacement with permanent restorations.
Dr U made no admission of liability, but the Dental Law Partnership was able to secure a settlement of £37,500 for Mr A.