Dental Treatment claims for Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dental treatments aim to restore your teeth, should they be decayed or damaged and these treatments can be in the form of; Fillings, Crowns or Bridges.
You may require a filling when an area of your tooth is partially damaged due to decay. After the diagnosis of tooth decay, the decay must be removed before it spreads further. Restoring the tooth will involve filling the cavity with a protective substance.
Fillings are common procedures which help prevent further tooth decay and a variety of materials can be used to fill the cavities created. Gold, porcelain, amalgam (silver-coloured), or composite (plastic) resins are the main substances that can be chosen if you require this treatment.
Why would you need a Filling?
Decay is usually caused by a build-up of plaque acids that dissolve away the enamel in your teeth, meaning this gradual process worsens the longer it goes unnoticed. Depending on the severity of the decay, a filling, root canal treatment or extraction will be needed to repair the damage.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover it and to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.
What can I claim for if my treatment goes wrong?
Although having a filling placed is a common dental procedure, complications can still occur. A lot of restorative dental claims can be attributed to a dentist not diagnosing or treating tooth decay in the first place, or providing the incorrect treatment to fix the problem. If you have suffered from this kind of dental negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Some common claims that Treadstone Law have dealt with include:
- Filling the wrong tooth
- Failure to clean the cavity sufficiently
- Unnecessary extraction
- Failure to treat decay
- Badly executed fillings with decay left in the tooth.
If you have been the victim of negligent restorative dentistry and have suffered pain, financial loss and embarrassment as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Call our specialist team of solicitors today on 0161 685 0070 and get things started. Our initial advice is free with no obligation to proceed and we work on a NO WIN NO FEE basis so there will be no expense to you.
If you choose to go ahead, our dental negligence solicitors will fight to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve to reimburse you for your expenses as well as making up for the pain and inconvenience you have suffered.