Almost everyone visits a dentist at some point in their life. Most of these people need some sort of dental work. When the dentist recommends this we usually agree without considering what could happen. Why should we? Dentists go to school for a number of years in order to learn how to do these procedures properly. In most cases you are correct in assuming that your dentist can perform these procedures with no problem whatsoever, but there are those instances where this is not true and people are damaged by dentist error.
Sometimes dentists make mistakes. This could be because of negligence or it could be an honest-to-goodness error. Humans are fallible so it stands to reason that some dental procedures will be done incorrectly. If your dentist admits to a minor error and offers to fix it, then there is no problem, but often-times dentists will try to pass it off, hoping you don’t notice. Always talk to your dentist if you are dissatisfied with a procedure. If you have exhausted all your options and are still unable to reach a resolution, this is the time to consult a dental malpractice lawyer.
Dental malpractice lawyers will be familiar with your situation and be able to offer you expert legal advice about the situation. They will evaluate your case and tell you how likely you are to win if it is pursued. The bottom line is that you should not have to pay for ill fitting crowns or any other dental work that has not been done properly. Whether it was an honest mistake or an act of negligence, the dentist is ultimately responsible for the quality of his work.
If you feel your dental work has been done incorrectly and your dentist is unwilling to make the needed changes, you should consult lawyer as soon as possible. In the New York area, the law firm of Albert W Chianese and Associates is the one to call. Contact us for a consultation if you are a victim of poor dental work.