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Veneers - Dental Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors


Dental veneers or porcelain veneers are very thin, custom-made, tooth-coloured shells that are designed to cover the viewing portion of the teeth so your smile is brighter, shapelier and whiter in most cases. The thin shells are cemented to the existing front teeth so that their length is changed, their shape is changed, their size is changed and/or their colour is changed. Veneers can also be made from a resin composite material instead of porcelain. Porcelain veneers stain less and are better able to mimic the appearance of normal teeth. Resin veneers are thinner so that less of the tooth enamel needs to be removed from the existing tooth.

Dental Veneers Negligence Solicitors

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are all members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of clinical negligence experts and deal with dental veneers medical negligence claims using the no win no fee* scheme. 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. You will not be asked to fund or finance the dental negligence claim as it proceeds. 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 UK lawyer about a dentist or a dental veneers problem just use the helpline, complete the contact form or email us and we'll arrange a call-back at a convenient time.

Permanent Enamel Damage

Dental veneers are used if the original teeth have worn down, if the teeth are discoloured, if the teeth are stained from certain drugs or if there are a lot of resin fillings that have discoloured the teeth. If there have been teeth that have become chipped or broken or teeth that are not aligned properly or are the wrong shape, veneers can straighten those problems out. Gaps between teeth can be easily corrected with veneers.

When you choose veneers, you must see the dentist for a consultation and then must have the enamel filed away from the front surface of each tooth. Finally, the veneers are bonded to the teeth in such a way that it lasts for about 5 years before they need replacing.


There are several advantages of having dental veneers. They look like natural teeth and gum material is tolerant to the veneer material. If you have porcelain veneers, they are extremely stain resistant. You can make your teeth whiter in appearance with porcelain veneers. Veneers are also easy to put on when compared to crowns, which require a lot of shaping in order to get them right.


The disadvantages of having porcelain veneers include the fact that the process is not able to be reversed and you'll need to have them replaced every five years, provided nothing happens to them. They are also costly to put on and, if they chip or crack, they can't be repaired but must be replaced. Having veneers may lead to tooth sensitivity when it comes to experiencing hot or cold food or drinks.

Veneers can also come off after getting dislodged by hard food like peanuts or sticky food. The colour of the veneers cannot be changed once they are made so you need to make sure you like the colour of the veneers before they are made in the laboratory. Your teeth, in addition, can experience decay so that you might have to have the veneer removed and a crown put on instead.


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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here