What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown, or ‘cap’, as it is often known, is a synthetic tooth which fits over an already existing, treated tooth, to strengthen it and improve cosmetic appeal.
Tooth crowns are often constructed using a mixture of porcelain and precious metals such as gold and ceramic. A tooth crown may be required to:
- Cover a filling which has discoloured the teeth, protecting the teeth after a root filling.
- Hold a bridge or denture in place.
- Restore a tooth that has been damaged by bad oral hygiene, for example trauma or the build-up of decay.
An alternative to dental crown, a patient may consider a dental bridge. Where problems have arisen due to a badly fitted dental crown, you may be able to make a dental medical negligence claim.
How Will A Dental Crown Be Fitted?
As with all cosmetic surgery, when a procedure takes place, it is the responsibility of the medical professional to ensure the highest standards of care. This is necessary to ensure that the patient is free from harm, and that they are pleased with the aesthetic results.
When fitting a dental crown, the tooth needs to be prepared and shaped for the crown to fit upon it. When the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth and jaw, determining the correct size and shape of the crown to be fitted. The quality of the tooth crown is usually contingent on the dexterity of the dentist in question, but, if created and fitted properly, should last for about 10 years. If the crown isn’t fitted properly, errors may have been made by the dentist, which may be classed as dental negligence.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
A dental professional has a duty of care to ensure all procedures conform to industry standards. They should guarantee the patient doesn’t suffer from any unnecessary pain or discomfort, or cause any further damage. If you feel the dental procedure you have undergone has caused you unnecessary suffering, then you may be entitled to make a dental negligence claim for compensation.
There are numerous examples of dental negligence, which can arise during the fitting of a tooth crown. Dental Negligence case studies include:
- Poorly constructed dental crown
- Nerve damage during the dental procedure
- Shattered dental crown
- Incorrectly shaped dental crown
- Poorly fitted dental crown resulting in decay of tooth
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How Much Will I Get?
Everyon’e’s claim is entirely different, so it is difficult to advise accurately. However, our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator may provide a rough estimate of what you may receive. These estimates are based on your injuries and also other factors, such as psychological problems and missed time at work.
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At Asons Solicitors, we have taken the risk out of making a claim for all of our clients, which is why over 98% of our claims are No Win No Fee. This way, we can allow everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial position. If you choose to make a claim with us, there are no upfront fees or unexpected costs, as we take on the risk for you.
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Our Dental Treatment Claims Expertise
The experience and knowledge of our solicitors is second to none. As such, we are well placed to explore complicated dental negligence claims, ensuring they are investigated in their entirety.
It is extremely likely that our dental negligence team will have covered cases just like yours, allowing them to focus on the most important medical and evidential matters from the outset, thereby ensuring the greatest possible outcome for your dental negligence claim. Whatever your case, we’re here to help.
Errors arising from dental negligence may hold dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what dental negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work must also be considered, and the ensuing stress may elicit negative psychological consequences.
We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their claims. As dental negligence solicitors it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your dental negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We aid you in acquiring all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We deal with dental negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our dental negligence team will work to collate all of the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved to substantiate your claim.