What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is fitted into the jaw as a replacement for a missing tooth. Implants can be used instead of a dental bridge or denture. If well looked after, a dental implant will last for a considerable amount of time.
A tooth implant should be placed into sockets, which are carefully drilled at the precise locations of the intended teeth. Almost all teeth implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy. Should the teeth implants be poorly fitted and cause complications, the patient can make a dental medical negligence claim.
How Are Dental Implants Fitted?
While preparing teeth for an implant, the patient may be put under local anaesthetic, preventing pain or discomfort from being felt. Once the implant is fitted, there is usually a 3-4 month wait before the artificial tooth can be set in place; this ensures that the screw has had a long enough period of time to fuse to the jaw bone, preventing the implant from becoming unstable.
There are a number of complications that can arise from dental negligence during the fitting of an implant, which can each leave a patient suffering needlessly. Under such circumstances, the patient would be able to make a claim for dental negligence compensation.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
To determine whether a tooth implant is an appropriate course of treatment, a dentist should conduct several tests. They should establish whether the supporting jawline is healthy enough to support an implant, as well as making sure the implant is fitted at the correct angle. This means that, much like other forms of cosmetic dentistry, the skill and professionalism of the dentist is vital to the final outcome of the implant.
As with all cosmetic surgery, the highest standards of care must be provided. This is to ensure the patient is free from harm, and that they are pleased with the results. The dentist should ensure the patient doesn’t suffer any unnecessary pain or discomfort, preventing further damage to the root of the tooth or the jawline.
If have undergone a dental procedure, which has caused you unnecessary suffering, then you may be entitled to make a dental negligence claim for compensation. Examples of dental negligence include:
- The tooth implant being embedded at an improper angle in the jaw
- Nerve damage
- Damage to the surrounding teeth
- Sinus cavity penetration
- Failure to properly assess pre-existing conditions, hindering the success of the procedure
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How Much Will I Get?
Everyon’e’s claim is entirely different, so it is difficult to advise accurately. However, our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator may provide a rough estimate of what you may receive. These estimates are based on your injuries and also other factors, such as psychological problems and missed time at work.
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At Asons Solicitors, we have taken the risk out of making a claim for all of our clients, which is why over 98% of our claims are No Win No Fee. This way, we can allow everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial position. If you choose to make a claim with us, there are no upfront fees or unexpected costs, as we take on the risk for you.
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Our Dental Implant Claims Expertise
The knowledge of our solicitors is second to none, and as such, they have direct experience of countless dental negligence case studies. At Asons Solicitors, we are well placed to explore complicated dental negligence claims, ensuring they are investigated in their entirety.
Our dental negligence team will have covered cases just like yours, allowing them to focus on the most important medical and evidential matters from the outset, ensuring the greatest possible outcome for your dental negligence claim. Whatever your case, we’re here to help.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your dental negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We aid you in acquiring all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We deal with dental negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our dental negligence team will work to collate all of the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.