How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which are surgically implanted into the jawbone and gum tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic. Once in place, the implants fuse with the living tissues of the mouth, a process known as osseointegration. After this has occurred, dental implants should be able to support a crown, bridge or denture with the same level of stability as natural tooth roots.
What’s the Problem?
In some cases, patients may experience sub-standard results from implant dentistry, with complications potentially affecting overall wellness. Problems with dental implants may be the result of defective design of the implant (product liability) or poor surgical procedure / errors during the surgical process (medical malpractice).
Dental Implant Complications
- Severe pain
- Gum disease
- Gum recession
- Tooth problems
- Bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Bone fractures
- Implant failure
- The need for revision surgery
- And more
Not all surgeons are created equal, and there’s a chance of dental implant failure if you have an inexperienced surgeon. An experienced surgeon knows the correct implants to use in order to support tooth replacement. This is important because the wrong implant can cause excessive stress on the jaw bone and lead to implant failure. Also, working with a skilled surgeon may prevent iatrogenic trauma, which is injury to the periodontal tissue caused by a dentist’s activity.
Do I Have a Dental Implant Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Dental Implant Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by defective dental implants, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.