Restorative dentistry claims includes such treatment as fillings, both tooth coloured and silver (amalgam), crowns, bridgework and veneers, implants and root canal therapy (RCT). Restorative dentistry in its broadest sense involves the restoration of oral and dental tissues for patients. When restorative dentistry is carried out properly, a dental patient can expect their treatment to last a number of years or sometime the rest of their life. If the dentist has been negligent, some restored teeth can quickly fail causing pain and suffering and costing large amounts of money to put right.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which caps a tooth or a dental implant. Most dental claims surrounding crownwork is due to the grinding away of the underling tooth to make the crown stick to the tooth. Another common complaint which gives rise to a claim is that the crowns are ill fitting leading to infection.