Attorney for Defective Dental Bridges & Crowns Located in Santa Clarita
Protecting You from Poor Dental Work in California
Whether you are missing a tooth, have suffered a mouth injury, or have a severely decayed tooth, a dental bridge or crown can improve your smile and restore your oral health. A crown is essentially a cap that sits on top of a damaged or decayed tooth, protecting it from further damage. A bridge, on the other hand, is a prosthetic tooth that fills in the gap of a missing or extracted tooth.
These common procedures are performed routinely by dentists. A properly installed bridge or crown can easily last for several years, if not decades. There should be no residual symptoms, infections, or problems after having a crown or bridge installed. If you are experiencing problems with a bridge or crown that was negligently or poorly installed, you may have a case against your dentist. As both a dentist and a dental malpractice attorney located in Santa Clarita serving all of California, I have the experience to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
The Effects of Faulty Dental Applications
A bridge or crown that was not installed properly can have a serious impact on your oral health and put you at risk for severe infections, periodontal disease, and other conditions.
Problems you may experience with a faulty crown or bridge include:
- Overcontour: If the crown on your natural tooth is too big, bacteria can get trapped and cause infection or disease.
- Malocclusion: If your dentist did not appropriately adjust your bite after installing a crown, you could be at risk for excessive grinding and TMJ.
- Open margin: If there are unsealed margins after a crown is cemented, bacterial plaque can leak and get trapped, causing decay and gum disease.
- Fractures: A poorly installed bridge could damage or fracture the surrounding natural teeth.
How to Proceed
As soon as you notice something wrong with your recently installed bridge or crown, be sure to address the situation right away. Consult with a dental malpractice attorney and licensed dentist located in Santa Clarita to explore your options for recourse.
As an experienced dentist with my own dental practice, I have firsthand knowledge about bridge and crown application and can recognize a poorly performed procedure. I look forward to hearing your story and learning the details of your situation so that I can help you decide how to move forward and seek justice. As a patient, you deserve quality care from your dentist — and I want to right the wrongs against you. Let me devise a strong and effective legal strategy to help you pursue compensation.