Dental Bridges Claims
A Dental bridge is the gap created by one or two missing teeth. Bridge procedures are normally undertaken due to the gap left by a missing tooth after extraction.
Gaps between teeth if left can have adverse effects, such as greater strain on adjacent teeth, it can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease due to food particles being left between the gap.
Patients also undergo bridge procedures to improve appearance, restore ability to chew, restore smile and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of place.
The aim of undergoing this type of dental procedure is mainly to improve the appearance of the teeth, if the outcome is cosmetically unpleasant, you may have a claim.
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.
The most common complications which seem to occur arising from this type of procedure are:
- Decreased sensitivity
- Nerve damage
- Failure to evaluate whether adjacent teeth are suitable to support a bridge
- Poorly fitted bridge resulting in tooth decay
- Severe bleeding leading to infection
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 dental bridge procedure, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.