What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ohio
I recently had work done on my front four teeth on the top of my mouth. I had crowns put on teeth 7, 9, and 10. I had a filling put in tooth 8. The color of the crowns on 7, 9, and 10 are noticeably different than the natural color of tooth 8, which wasn't crowned, and the other surrounding teeth. My front teeth look worse than they did before I had the work done and is causing me personal grief. I try my best not to show them because it looks horrible and I don't want people to look down on me because of some bad dental work.
When I went in for the first appointment, the dentist ground my teeth down and placed temporary crowns on my teeth until the permanent crowns came in from the lab. He had one of his dental assistants choose the color shade of the crowns. They were also in a hurry because the work on my teeth had kept them an hour after closing time leading me to believe that my crowns, being the wrong color, are the result of them rushing the job.
I mentioned the color difference during my next appointment and the dentist said he would give me a good deal on a veneer to put on tooth 8 to match the color with the crown and that we would discuss it on my next visit. During my next visit, he mentioned that the veneer would be the full price of ~$1000 with no coverage from the insurance company.
I had another dentist look at the crown-work which happens to be my girlfriends father. He said that they did a poor job matching the colors and that they should have done a much better job. He does crowns in-house and he said he could have matched the colors correctly. You're probably thinking why I didn't go to him in the first place. I didn't go to him because his office doesn't accept my insurance.
Basically it seems as if the dentist who did the crown-work is unwilling to correct the problem unless I pay full price to correct his mistakes. Is there anything I can do in this situation? If it is of any help, the place I went to is called Sears Dental Works.
Thanks for the help!