Dental Implants Complications

As with many dental treatments, the success and longevity of a dental implant is reliant on the skill and expertise of the dentist. If undertaken correctly, a dental implant should last 10 – 12 years. They require precision and detailed assessment though. Therefore, unfortunately, patients sometimes do not receive a high enough standard of care, and when this has happened, they may have suffered dental negligence.

Dental implants are fitted in to the jaw as a replacement for missing teeth instead of a bridge or denture, or are used to support a bridge or denture themselves. Complications that may constitute dental negligence regarding the fitting of a dental implant include:

  • Failure of the dentist to adequately assess the supporting jawline and determine whether it is healthy enough to support the implant
  • Failure to ensure accurate implant positioning, potentially imbedding the implant at the wrong angle
  • Nerve Damage
  • Damage to the surrounding teeth
  • Sinus Cavity penetration
  • Loosening of the implant due to a failure of the implant to fuse to the bone
  • Failure to advise and implement correct maintenance

If you have suffered unnecessarily as a result of dental treatment for dental implants you may be able to make a claim for Dental Negligence. Contact Us to discuss your situation.


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