Negligent veneer treatment
Veneers help you to achieve a white and flawless smile by covering the surface of each individual tooth with a thin layer or porcelain or laminate. Some veneers are handcrafted so that they fit each tooth perfectly and this process can make the process expensive and time consuming. As a cosmetic dental procedure, you will be required to pay to have veneers fitted, but it’s important to understand your rights when the dental process doesn’t go to plan.
Dental Veneers Process Failure
Often veneers can be an answer to dental issues such as stained, chipped or gapped teeth, so when dental veneers go wrong, this can cause a great deal of financial and emotional distress for an individual.
Here are some of the signs you should look out for to recognise when veneers are not successful:
- Your smile looks odd
It’s important that your smile has gingival symmetry, which means that the canine teeth are at the same height or just slightly lower than the central teeth. If a dentist does not address this before applying veneers, the outcome can be less than desired.
- Poor process and end results due to experience
If the process has been done by a dentist who has limited experience in cosmetic dentistry, this could lead to poor quality results.
Dental Issues Post Veneers
If you are experiencing pain after a few weeks, or months, after having veneers fitted, this could be due to dental negligence. During the veneer process, the tooth surface is drilled slightly to allow the veneer to sit flat against the tooth. If too much tooth structure has been removed, the nerve may become inflamed and the tooth can die. This can lead to further dental treatments being necessary, such as root canals, fillings and even tooth extraction. Veneers can also damage teeth if they are applied incorrectly.
Veneers Fall Off
If your veneers are loose or fall off this can indicate that it may not have been fitted properly. Your dentist should offer a guarantee to ensure that your veneers are fixed should they go wrong, but this is not always the case. If, however you are covered by a dental warranty, you still may not wish to go back to the same dentist as they may not be experienced or skilled enough to fix the issue.
Veneers Gone Wrong
If you feel that your porcelain veneers are wrong, or simply don’t feel right after a period of time has passed, this may be due to the veneers themselves or down to the dental professional who fitted them. If you feel that you are a victim of dental negligence in relation to dental veneers, contact our highly experienced dental law solicitors today. Our team will be more than happy to discuss your concerns and explain your rights and options.