As techniques improve, many of us are looking to improve the appearance of our smile and teeth through cosmetic dentistry. Usually the aim is to improve self-confidence.
Some areas of Cosmetic Dentistry overlap with Dental Negligence, please see here for further information regarding crowns, bridgework and dental implants.
Most cosmetic, or aesthetic, dentistry is carried out in private clinics with limited regulation. Dentists can opt to be accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but it is not a given that all dentists performing cosmetic work will be. Dentists who use dermal fillers, Botox or hyaluronic acid must have undertaken specialist training, but largely it is a field open to vast differences in standards of care.
Cosmetic Dentistry includes:
- Porcelain veneers
- Orthodontic treatment
- Dental implants
- Dermal fillers
The implications of negligent treatment are far-reaching and dependent on the type of work undertaken. For example, and injury sustained by loose brace work will differ from damage to the jaw from poor assessment prior to a dental implant. However, if treatment has been careless or negligent it can lead to serious dental issues and often, psychological trauma.
All patients require a thorough assessment before undergoing cosmetic dentistry and have the right to be protected from harm during treatment. If you feel you have received a sub-standard level of care and this has led to harm, then you may be able to claim compensation.
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