Dental implants are a deep-reaching surgical technique that makes dental prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, and dentures possible. The science behind dental implants is based on the idea that bone can bond itself to artificial materials such as titanium. To that end, metal implants are inserted into dental patients’ gums and jawbones.
As you can imagine, getting this process wrong can result in devastating effects on patients’ mouths and bone structure. This is why it’s important to hold dental professionals accountable for being careless during the procedure.
In the past, faulty dental implants have resulted in nerve injuries, infections, tooth misalignments, and damage to jaws and bones. Dental implant failure can often be a result of inadequate preparation and pre-op imaging or other factors such as misdiagnosis or improper use of anesthesia. If your dentist was careless or incompetent during your dental implant procedure, you may be a victim of dental malpractice.
Dental malpractice lawsuits are filed when a dentist fails to uphold the standard of care by injuring a patient through negligence. If you can prove that your dentist owed you a duty of care, acted differently from most dental professionals in the same scenario and that their actions caused measurable physical, emotional, or economic damages, you have a chance at winning a dental malpractice lawsuit.
If you live in Southern California and need an OC dental malpractice lawyer, contact Attorney Dane Levy at DentalMal.com. Dane Levy has years of experience in dental law and has won record-breaking sums for his clients in dental malpractice cases. Contact him today for a thorough assessment of your case.