Cosmetic Dentist Negligence Solicitor - Personal Injury Compensation Claims


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Our cosmetic dentist negligence Solicitors offer legal advice at no cost. Our solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme and all cases are totally risk free. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.

Cosmetic Dentist Negligence

Cosmetic dentistry involves any dental procedure which is done for the express purpose of improving the appearance of the teeth or gums. Cosmetic dentists include those who practice prosthodontics and orthodontics. For those who want cosmetic dentistry to improve their looks, there are several options :-

    The most common dental cosmetic procedure performed today is tooth bleaching or 'tooth whitening' which does not change the size or shape of the teeth. There are chemical products for use at home but dentist tooth bleaching is usually far superior to DIY procedures.

    The dental procedure known as 'tooth reshaping' involves removing a portion of a tooth along one or more surfaces until the tooth is reshaped into a more attractive shape. Sometimes the dentist accidentally removes too much enamel, exposing the more sensitive dentin which is situated below the enamel. The lost enamel is irreplaceable so you need to be prepared to lose the enamel on the tooth if you undergo tooth reshaping. Where excess enamel is lost it is possible to bond a dental composite material onto the dentin that looks and acts like real enamel. It can be polished to look as though it is part of your real tooth.

    The cosmetic dentist can provide you with dental bridges if a tooth is missing. Dental bridges which are called 'pontics' are false teeth usually fused between two crowns on either side of the missing tooth. It is also possible to have a cantilevered bridge fixed to just one tooth but this is less stable. These arrangements are called fixed bridges because the bridge cannot be removed easily and is firmly attached to adjacent crowns. Bridges should last at least ten years but require meticulous cleaning on a regular basis. Bridges are different from partial dentures which are attached to the teeth with wires or clips and which can be removed whenever necessary.

    Dental implants provide an entire artificial tooth consisting of a root made of titanium that bonds to the bone in the jaw, usually topped with a porcelain crown. This is a surgical procedure which implants a metal root into the jaw once the socket from where the old tooth was pulled has recovered and filled itself with bone.

    You can have porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth. Dental veneers are made of porcelain and are bonded directly to the front surface of the tooth which is inevitably damaged during this procedure. Once a tooth is veneered it will need to be done repeatedly over a lifetime. Dental Veneers can change the appearance of the teeth and can correct discolouration or gaps of the teeth.

    Unsightly or decayed teeth can be crowned using the natural root as a base for the crown or where that is not possible a dental implant can be used. Veneers are a form of restricted crown applied to just one surface. Crowns are usually made of porcelain but they may in certain circumstances be made of metal such as gold.

    You can have gum grafts or partial gum removal to change the shape or appearance of the gums. Partial gum removal which is known as a gingivectomy makes the teeth look more symmetrical.

    You can have your teeth straightened into a shape that has a regular bite and a better appearance. Orthodontists change the positions of the teeth so they are straighter and have a more acceptable bite. The usual procedure is by the use braces, which can be a traditional metal brace or a modern clear brace worn over the teeth which gradually change the position of the teeth by the application of pressure over a long period of time.

Dental Negligence Solicitors

Our cosmetic dentist negligence solicitors are all members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of clinical negligence experts and deal with dental negligence claims using the no win no fee scheme. For children or those on a low income it may also be possible to obtain Legal Aid which always concentrates dental negligence insurers minds on settlement. To talk to a specialist lawyer about a dentist or a dental problem just use the helpline, complete the contact form or email us and we'll arrange a call-back at a convenient time.


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