2 years ago my former dentist of 6 years incorrectly made and installed a faulty crown. it was done in his office as a brand new type of "in office" procedure and i was his first patient for this type of crown. i probably should have know better because he asked me to be his "guinea pig" for this new type of work. this faulty crown allowed the tooth to decay and the crown had to be replaced by a new dentist after only 2 years. since my dental insurance will not cover this replacement crown(it's less than 5 years old), i will ask the first dentist to reimburse me the $900. if he refuses can i take him to small claims court?