Dental Implant Negligence
Dental implants are used to support one or more false teeth.
Implants are used by patients to substitute a natural tooth root with a screw or cylinder shape object. The implants are normally made of titanium.
The implant is placed into a socket where a tooth is required. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic. The screw is then drilled into the precise location of the intended tooth. If the implant successfully fuses to the jaw bone, the artificial tooth will be mounted.
When a dental procedure is performed, the skill, care and methods of the Dentist is very important. If standards are not maintained and performed by the Dentist it can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering. There is also a high possibility that the desired aesthetic look may not be achieved. It could also cost you lots of money to repair or remedy a problem.
The most commons complications which seem to occur arising from this type of procedure are:
- Poorly positioned implants
- Unnecessary pain and discomfort post operation
- Nerve damage
- Damage to mouth and/or surrounding teeth
- Poor pre surgical investigations to determine whether the jaw line is suitable for implants
There are inherent risks to undergoing all dental procedures, the risks should be fully explained to you by the dental professional prior to any dental procedure going ahead. If the Dentist has failed to explain these risks they may be negligent.
If you consider that you have been let down, suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed and negligent dental implant procedure, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.