Dental Veneer Negligence
A dental veneer is a thin layer of material (1.0 — 1.5mm)l bonded to a tooth. A Dentist will need to prepare the tooth or teeth for the procedure prior to the insertion of the veneer(s).
Patients normally undergo this procedure to improve the appearance of the teeth, change the shape or to protect the tooth.
Porcelain is the most common material used for veneers.
When a dental procedure is performed, the skill, care and method of the Dentist is very important. If standards are not maintained and performed by the Dentist it can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering. There is also a high possibility that the desired aesthetic look may not be achieved. It could also cost you lots of money to repair or remedy a problem.
The most commons complications which seem to occur arising from this type of procedure are:
- Removing too much enamel from the teeth pre — procedure
- Poorly fitted veneers leading to increased sensitivity and discomfort
There are inherent risks to undergoing all dental procedures, the risks should be fully explained to you by the dental professional prior to any dental procedure going ahead. If the Dentist has failed to explain these risks they may be negligent.
If you consider that you have been let down, suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed and negligent veneer procedure, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.