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Crowns, bonding and dental misconduct

On Behalf of | Feb 6, 2024 | Medical Malpractice

Dental malpractice is a serious concern that can lead to long-term complications and financial burdens.

It is important to shed light on the risks associated with dental procedures such as crowns, bonding and other common treatments. This makes it easier for patients to understand their rights and ensure proper care.

Crowns and bonding

Crowns are dental restorations used to protect and restore damaged teeth. However, if a crown is not fitted properly, it can cause severe discomfort, nerve damage and even tooth loss. Additionally, the choice of material for the crown is very important. Low-quality materials can lead to fractures or allergic reactions. Patients should be aware of their dentist’s responsibility to accurately measure and fit the crown, ensuring it aligns with their bite and functions as intended.

Tooth bonding is a popular cosmetic treatment used to repair chipped, discolored or misshapen teeth. However, if not performed correctly, it can result in several issues. Improper bonding can cause tooth sensitivity, premature wear and even nerve damage. Dentists should skillfully match the bonding material to the natural tooth color and ensure it adheres securely. Patients must understand the potential risks and be vigilant in assessing the quality of the bonding procedure. Also, people should watch out for procedures they do not want or need. The City of New York states that some cases of dental misconduct involve unauthorized and unnecessary procedures.

Inadequate preparation and infection

One common form of dental malpractice involves inadequate tooth preparation before a procedure. Insufficient preparation can lead to complications such as nerve damage, pain and the need for further dental work. Additionally, dental procedures often carry a risk of infection if proper sterilization protocols are not followed. Patients should ensure their dentists take necessary precautions, such as wearing gloves, using sterilized instruments and maintaining a clean environment throughout the treatment.

Dental malpractice related to crowns, bonding and other dental procedures can have significant consequences for patients. By understanding the potential risks involved, patients can take a proactive approach in ensuring their dental care providers adhere to the highest standards.


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