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Establishing Negligence in Bad Crown and Bridge Cases

Dentistry is a much older profession than most people think. While dental crowns were not used until the very early 20th century, the ancient Egyptians were already using gold and silver to wire to thread artificial teeth together. 

Although both types of prosthetics have been greatly perfected during all the intervening years, many patients still suffer the pain, expense, and inconvenience of wrongly constructed and installed bridges and crowns. Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. is an accomplished dental malpractice lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered harm due to dental negligence and malpractice.

If you live in New York and have been harmed by a defective crown or bridge, now is the time to contact Lance Ehrenberg for a free consultation. He will determine whether you have a viable claim for meaningful compensation and will charge you no attorney’s fees until he wins your case. 

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices used to restore missing or damaged teeth. Crowns, often referred to as ‘caps,’ cover damaged teeth or implants, while bridges are used to fill gaps created by one or more missing teeth. These devices not only improve your smile but are crucial for maintaining oral health and proper jaw alignment.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Require Care Before, During, and After Installation

Before dental crowns or bridge work is done, it is critical that your dentist carefully examines your mouth and jaw. Any existing problems should be given proper time to heal, and if new conditions are found, they should be carefully treated before more dental work is done.

Sadly, some dentists rush into such procedures in order to get paid quickly, exponentially increasing the risk of negligence and often leaving their patients with serious tooth or gum problems. 

What Can Go Wrong With Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Despite their routine nature, the installation of crowns and bridges can go awry. Common issues include improper fitting, which can lead to pain, infection, or the misalignment of the jaw. Moreover, materials of inferior quality, as well as inadequate dental work, can cause the prosthetics to crack, chip, or fall out, necessitating additional, often costly and uncomfortable, dental work. 

If you feel that you have been harmed by dental negligence in regard to faulty bridge work or crowns, now is the time to contact our office. The sooner you contact Lance, the sooner he can begin gathering evidence and strategizing how best to bring you the compensation you deserve. 

How Dental Negligence Is Proven in New York

In order to prove dental negligence, we must demonstrate that:

  1. Your dentist breached the accepted standard of dental care in the community. 
  2. This breach directly caused your injury.
  3. Your injury resulted in real (financial) damages.

In crown and bridge cases, negligence may stem from your dentist’s failure to properly diagnose a condition, to use appropriate materials, or to execute the procedure with the requisite skill and care.

How Lance Ehrenberg Can Help

Because Lance has specialized in dental malpractice for 30 years, he has in-depth knowledge of this healthcare field and knows the intricacies of dental malpractice law. He is well-prepared to examine dental records thoroughly, consult with appropriate dental experts who will testify on your behalf, and build a robust case whether or not he has to litigate.

Injuries Caused by Bad Crowns and Bridges Can Lead to Substantive Damages

Both physical and emotional injuries frequently result from dental negligence. Patients may suffer the miseries of chronic pain, infections, or gum disease. In severe cases, poorly fitted crowns and bridges can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) or the loss of additional teeth. Besides this, the psychological impact of living with a less attractive smile or chronic dental problems can be significant.

Beyond these difficulties, patients who end up with bad crowns and bridges may have to endure considerably more dental work, sometimes including bone grafting or implants that can be very expensive and take years to complete.

Lance Will Fight for Every Dollar of Compensation You Deserve

As your dental negligence attorney, Lance Ehrenberg is fully committed to bringing you maximum damages to cover all of your medical and dental expenses, now and in the future, your loss of income, your pain and suffering, and your loss of enjoyment of life. You can count on him to work tirelessly to secure your future and restore your sense of justice.