When Your Dental Implants Fail

Defective Dental Implants Michigan

A dental implant and a tooth

When implant dentistry is performed incorrectly, you can quickly get caught in an endless cycle of implant removal, replacement, restoring, correcting, and repairing defective dental implants. Michigan attorney Robert Gittleman sues for damage done by implant dentists who treat their patients improperly. If a dental implant procedure caused you damage or injury and you want to learn more about possible dental malpractice, contact Robert Gittleman Law Firm, PLC

Proper Implantation Procedures

The purpose of dental implants is to replace an extracted or missing tooth. If you require tooth replacement, your implant dentist will surgically place a titanium screw in your jawbone to mimic a tooth root, and to support a natural-looking restoration such as a crown or bridge. Because this procedure is more invasive than other dental treatments, especially when more than one tooth needs replacement, the risk of complication is higher. Although you can expect slight swelling and tenderness after implantation, there are a several signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate malpractice.

Signs and Symptoms

When your dentist places a dental implant in your jaw, it is essential that he or she keep it within the confines of the pilot hole that he or she created. Many dentists drill or place implants too deep, at incorrect angles, perforate through the bone, insert incorrect size or wrong type of implant, destroy jaw bone or cause nerve damage. Contact Mr. Gittleman if you experience:

  • Partial or complete numbness or tingling
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Inability to chew
  • Excessive swelling or bleeding
  • Implant falls out

Possible Complications

Defective dental implants can result from a number of situations:

  • The procedure is improperly performed
  • The technique is incorrect or outdated
  • The implant injured a nerve
  • The implant was inserted at the wrong angle or depth
  • The implant perforated outside your jaw bone
  • The restoration was poorly built
  • The restoration was not properly designed and fitted to your jaw or mouth

Mr. Gittleman has represented California, Florida, Nevada, and Michigan residents for decades and knows defective dental implants may cause:

  • Lifetime pain and/or numbness or tingling
  • Destruction of the sinus cavity
  • Lifetime sinus problems
  • Asthma
  • Drainage infections

If it is determined a dental implant was incorrectly placed, any of the following may apply:

  • You will need bone grafting procedures
  • The implant will need to be surgically removed
  • You will no longer be a candidate for dental implants
  • Additional implant surgery will be required

Dealing with defective dental implants can be painful, stressful, and incredibly expensive. It's important to consult with our Michigan firm if you must continually schedule appointments to have your dental implants maintained, repaired, replaced, or adjusted, or if you've suffered an injury from the procedure. Dental malpractice can be complicated to prove, but with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Gittleman has the experience, training, resources and tools necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

If You Have Defective Dental Implants

If you are feeling pain and/or numbness or are concerned dental malpractice caused your defective dental implants, contact Robert Gittleman to help you fight for your rights and your health. It is essential that dentists compensate patients for their neglect, improper technique, and substandard conditions. Don't live with discomfort, numbness, stress, and unreasonable dental bills. Call Robert Gittleman Law Firm, PLC today to see how we can help.

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