There are several potential issues surrounding the use of veneers, which may lead to a claim for dental negligence compensation.

Veneers fit over the front of a tooth, something like a false fingernail. They consist of a thin layer of porcelain and are used to improve the appearance of your teeth. Because they are generally used for cosmetic purposes only, they are usually an elective procedure.

As they are a cosmetic procedure, the dentist should discuss with you the possible appearance once the veneer is in place. They should make sure that you are aware of what can and cannot be achieved by the use of a veneer and the appearance that can be achieved.

There may also be a problem with the preparation of the tooth if care is not taken to ensure that only a thin slice of tooth tissue is removed. If excess enamel or dentine is removed, or the tooth has not been sufficiently cooled during preparation for the veneer, you may subsequently require root canal surgery. Failure to comply with any of these vital factors could amount to sub-standard care and the possibility of a dental negligence compensation claim.