Dental Bridge Negligence
Dental work is often a sensitive subject with many. When it goes wrong it can cause upset, anxiety and stress for the person affected. If the outcome of your bridge procedure is cosmetically and aesthetically poor, you may have a dental bridge negligence compensation claim.
Dental bridges are used to fill the gap created by missing teeth, often following an extraction, and if gaps are left between teeth it can cause adverse effects. These include adding greater strain to adjacent teeth, and tooth decay and gum disease due to food particles being left between the gap.
Patients also undergo bridge procedures to improve appearance, restore the ability to chew and smile, and prevent remaining teeth from moving out of alignment.
The skill, care and method used by a Dentist are paramount to the success of a procedure. If standards are not maintained by the Dentist, this can lead to pain and suffering. There is also a high possibility the desired aesthetic look may not be achieved and such outcomes could cost you a lot of money to remedy.
Most common complications arising from dental bridges
Complications that arise from dental bridge procedures range in both their nature and severity. At Been Let Down, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of cases. Some of the most common complications include the following:
- 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, but the risks should be fully explained to you by the dental professional before any procedure going ahead. If the Dentist has failed to explain these risks, they may be negligent and you may be eligible for dental bridge negligence compensation.
If you consider that you’ve been let down and suffered an injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed and negligent extraction procedure, get in touch with the team by calling 0800 234 3234 or requesting a callback to see how we can help you make a claim.
Why should I make a dental bridge negligence compensation claim?
The potential impact of dental negligence and bad bridges can be more severe than you might imagine. For patients, the ability to work may be affected if additional care or treatment is required, and any longer-term plans need to be put in place.
By making sure you get the compensation you need, you will be able to regain some control of the situation. This could include additional treatment and care to fix any problems that resulted from the negligence you experienced.
A successful dental bridge negligence claim can prevent the same mistakes from happening again to someone else. If it is found that you suffered the injury because of a failed or negligent procedure, winning your case could lead to improved practices in the future.
How will I know if I can make a dental bridge negligence claim?
Your Dentist has a duty of care to ensure all procedures follow strict industry standards. They should make sure you do not suffer from any unnecessary discomfort or pain during and after the procedure. Additionally, they should not cause any further damage to your teeth, jaw or gums.
Typically, if you want to make a claim, you’re required to prove the following:
- That the Dentist has failed to do something; including failing to give proper advice regarding the risks and thus failing to provide informed consent, delayed in doing something; or made a mistake that no competent professional of the same position/standing would have made. This is called breach of duty.
- That the dental bridges negligence was a direct result of those actions. This is referred to as causation.
At Been Let Down, your dedicated solicitor will assess your situation and put forward the best possible case, so the maximum amount of compensation can be sought.
Why should I choose Been Let Down to help me with my claim?
When you speak to us about a potential dental bridge negligence compensation claim, you are coming to a specialist you can trust, with years of experience. From the moment you choose Been Let Down to help you with your claim, our team will be on hand to help and guide you through the whole process.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and solicitors in our legal team are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Thanks to our wealth of experience in dealing with cases like yours and our accreditations, you can rest assured you’re getting the best representation possible, including a considerate and professional service throughout the whole process.
How do I start the dental bridge negligence claim process?
If you believe you have a claim for compensation, starting the process is easy. We understand that dental bridge negligence complications can cause anxiety and stress, and taking the first steps with our legal team can give you the peace of mind you need.
All you need to do is make an online enquiry or simply get in touch with us. Our legal team will then arrange a convenient time to call you to understand more about your case and advise on whether we will be able to move forward with your dental bridge negligence compensation claim.
How much could my dental bridge negligence compensation claim be worth?
As no two claims are the same, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on many factors, such as the severity of the injury, how it has affected your life and that of your family, and what financial impact it has had and will continue to have.
Our expert Medical Negligence solicitors will discuss funding options with you further, but most of our cases are run on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.
Is there a time limit on making a claim?
In most cases, you’ll have three years from the date of the injury or incident to make your dental bridge negligence claim. However, that time limit can be extended if you have a later date of knowledge that something may have gone wrong with your dental treatment, or if you are claiming on behalf of someone who does not possess the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
Come to the experts in dental bridge negligence compensation claims.
Get in touch today and find out how we can help with your case for dental bridge negligence compensation.