You can lodge dental implant claims if you have suffered complications due to a dental implant. Contact our dental negligence claims solicitors today to get started.
Dental implants have been in high demand in recent years. In fact, an estimated 130,000 dental implants were placed in the UK in 2012, and this number has increased tremendously. Most people with tooth decay, missing or chipped teeth, infection, opt for dental implants because it is a long lasting and less invasive option.
Dental implant procedure is relatively simple and straightforward. However, the success and longevity of an implant is largely reliant on the expertise and skill of your dentist.
Can A Dental Implant Fail?
Absolutely yes! Some patients simply fall into incompetent hands and may not receive the right standard of care. This will cause them to suffer the consequences of their dentist’s action. This is dental negligence and should not be tolerated.
If you underwent an unsuccessful dental implant due to negligence, you can lodge dental implant claims. Our expert medical negligence solicitors are here to guide you through the process. Contact us today to know if you are eligible for this claim.
What You Should Know About Dental Implants?
Dental implants are fixed structures (artificial tooth root) that are implanted to your jaw bone to replace missing teeth. It is an advanced treatment solution as opposed to dentures and bridges. If your implant fitting has been done correctly, your dental implant should last about 10 – 12 years. A wrong procedure may lead to certain dental complications and personal injury.
Cost Of Dental Implants
In the UK, dental implants are usually very expensive. The cost varies and depends on the dental implant specialist handling your procedure/treatment. However, the average cost of dental implants may fall between £1,800 to £3,000 per tooth.
Types Of Dental Implants
Some of the types of dental implant include:
- Endosteal/Endosseous Dental Implants
- Two-Stage Dental Implants
- Subperiosteal Dental Implants
- One-Stage Dental Implants
Signs of Dental Implant Failure
There are a few signs and symptoms of ill fitting dental bridges and teeth implants in the UK. They include:
- Loosening of an implant or a replaced tooth
- Difficulty in chewing
- Gum recession
- Increased swelling
- Gum inflammation
- Severe pain or discomfort
If you are unsure who is responsible for your dental injury but believe strongly that you deserve compensation for your suffering, get in touch with our dental implant claims solicitors today. If you can provide us with the evidence we require to prove your dental negligence, you will surely get the justice you seek.
Factors That Impact Dental Implant Success
Outcomes of tooth implant – good or bad – depend on a number of factors. Some of the factors that affect dental implant UK include:
- Disease that affects the gum – One of the criteria for dental implants is having healthy gums. You should never go ahead to have a surgical procedure with an active gum disease.
- Smoking –Research has shown that smokers are liable to have a dental implant failure rate up to 20%. If you are a smoker, it is advisable to take a long break from smoking before your tooth implant.
- Insufficient jaw bone – Another criterion for dental implant success is that you must have sufficient jaw bone to support the surgical implant.
- Some medical conditions – If you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or conditions like diabetes, rheumatoid and arthritis, dental implant failure is possible.
- A poor dental maintenance – If you lack proper dental hygiene, this could affect the success and longevity of your dental implant.
- Inexperienced surgeon – An inexperienced surgeon would mean that you may end up with a bad dental implant.
Proving Dental Implant Negligence
When it comes to dental negligence claims, you will need to prove beyond every reasonable doubt that a third party is responsible for your injury or illness. To do this, we usually advise clients to keep all relevant documents and evidence regarding their experience.
However, it helps to know what actions of your dentist can be classified as dental negligence. These include:
Some of the supporting evidence you may need to prove your dental claims or surgical error lawsuit includes:
- Detailed statements of events – that is account of what transpired during your dental procedure including dates of medical appointments, details of dentist or other medical personnel who attended to you.
- Medical report including test and scan results
- Available witness statements
- Evidence of financial impact or losses as a result of negligence
- Medical Report from an Independent medical expert confirming that a different treatment approach could have been taken
Dental Implant Claims Process
To begin your claims process, the first thing you must do is contact expert dental implant claims solicitors. These are professionals who have built up experience and expertise in this particular field. Your solicitor is in the best position to advise you on anything you need to know about making dental implant claims.
Our dedicated team of dental negligence lawyers offer full support and legal assistance to victims employing tailored approaches to each individual case.
Start your claims today by following the hassle free steps below:
|Contact one of our medical negligence solicitors||Choose a funding option||Investigating your evidence
|Establish liability on your behalf||Negotiations with defendant||Payment of settlements|
Though a vast majority of cases, even the most common medical negligence cases, are settled out of court; on rare occasions, negligence may be disputed and your claim will have to go to court. In this case, the judge will review all of the evidence from the claimant and defendant and make a ruling on negligence, before eventually determining how much compensation is awarded.
How Long Will It Take To Make Dental Implant Claims?
It depends on the nature and how serious your case is – as it varies from one case to the other. If you have provided enough evidence to prove that your dentist breached the duty of care he owed you, it may only take several months.
Meanwhile, in more complex cases, medical negligence cases may spiral into years. It is therefore advisable that you bring forward your claims as soon as possible.
Claims we can make on your behalf include;
- Dental Nerve Damage Claims,
- GP Dental Implant Claims,
- Dental Implant Infection Claims,
- Dental Implant Failure Claims,
- Tooth Bone Graft Failure Claims
- Gum Graft Failure Claims
How Much Compensation Can Be Received for Dental Implant Claims?
Compensation for dental claims is not set in stone. Whether your case is one of substandard implants or infections following implants, each has a range of value. You can make £5000-£10000 for substandard implants but all these depend on the circumstances of your specified dental implant claims. Our dental implant claims specialist solicitors are ever ready to help.
We will use our medical negligence calculator to determine an estimated value worth of your claim. Contact us today to get a quick response!
Can You Sue A Retired Dentist?
This is one question we get all the time. Yes! You can sue a retired dentist who was responsible for your dental treatment when he/she was practicing as a dentist. The dental implant failure policy makes provisions for patients to seek compensation for negligence at any time.
NHS And Dental Implant Claims
If your NHS dentist has acted negligently, or you have received any form of poor treatment during your teeth implant, you may be able to bring claims against the Individual or NHS hospital. Our Dental Negligence Team has significant experience and are able to help you in this regard. Contact us as soon as possible to stand the best chance of securing early dental implant claims compensation.
What Is The Cost Of Making Dental Implants Claims?
There are different funding options available when pursuing dental implant claims. Our solicitors deal with most of our cases on a No Win No Fee basis. We recognize the financial stress that accompanies an implant failure or suing a dentist. This is why we operate a policy that allows you to focus on your recovery instead of worrying about the cost of making a claim
With our no win, no fee agreement for dental implant claims, you are at no risk of financial loss whatsoever. Even though your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any legal fee. You can contact us today to know more about this.
Medical Negligence Direct Solicitors Can Help You
If you have suffered further injury or trauma as a result of dental implant failure, do not hesitate to contact our solicitors today. With our depth of experience and expertise we are determined to secure the best outcomes for you.
Give us a call on 0800 644 4240 or complete our free online claims assessment form to kickstart your claims.
SEE ALSO: Wondering how to get a free dental implant in the UK? Well, this is highly possible but you may be responsible for the treatment outcomes. Some ways you can access free treatment is as follows:
- Clinical trials
- Dental schools
- Charity programs and grants
The NHS also offers free dental implants but in some cases (if you are eligible for dental implants on the NHS).
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