Veneers gone wrong? What can you do?
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.
If you’ve had veneers fitted by your dentist and something goes wrong during the process or afterwards, it can be a very traumatic and difficult experience. Whilst most veneer procedures are successful and the results last for the amount of time they are designed for (up to 10 years, depending on the type of veneers you have fitted), sometimes things unfortunately do go wrong. When dental veneers go wrong it can mean not only additional expense, pain and inconvenience to have new veneers fitted, but in some cases can mean that you are unable to replace the veneers at all and your teeth are now in a worse situation than before your original procedure.
If your veneers failed because you were let down by the dental professional that fitted them, who made avoidable errors, didn’t have the necessary skills or experience to carry out the procedure successfully or simply delivered a poor standard or care, you might be eligible to make a compensation claim for dental negligence.