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Dental Implants, Bridges And Crowns

Dental Implants, Bridges And Crowns at a Glance

Dental implants are a surgical procedure and should be carefully planned and only carried out by a dental professional who has the necessary skills and expertise.

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth and link to adjacent teeth.

Crowns encircle (or cap) a tooth or are attached to a dental implant.

Contact our expert team today for confidential, no-obligation advice about making a claim. 

Dentist showing tooth implant

Dental Implant Negligence

Dental implants are a surgical procedure and should be carefully planned and only carried out by a dental professional who has the necessary skills and expertise to carry out a dental implant procedure.

Some common mistakes, which are likely to provide grounds to make a claim, are:

  • The dentist fails to properly assess a patient to ensure that they are suitable to receive a dental implant. If a patient is not suitable for an implant, there is a high chance of the treatment failing, causing damage and injury.
  • The implant is placed when a patient has insufficient bone in the gum or active gum disease.
  • The crown or bridge is fitted to the dental implant before it has fully integrated into the gum.
  • The implant is positioned too close to other teeth or dental implants or it is placed on to a nerve.
  • The implant is placed at the wrong angle meaning that it looks wrong, it causes the patient pain and it may be very difficult to clean leading to infection.
Denture treatment, prosthetic dentistry, implants

Bridges and Crowns

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth and link to adjacent teeth.

Some common mistakes with bridges, which may provide grounds to make a claim, are:

  • The teeth supporting the bridge are inadequately assessed, leading to complications, and sometimes the loss of these teeth.
  • The bite is inadequately assessed, leading to discomfort and jaw pain.

Crowns encircle (or cap) a tooth or are attached to a dental implant.

Some common mistakes with crowns, which may provide the grounds to make a claim, are:

  • The crown is of poor design or fit, making it difficult to clean. This can lead to decay, infection and the loss of teeth.
  • Too much of the tooth is removed during the fitting of the crown which leads to increased sensitivity or the death of the nerve in the tooth.

Contact our expert team today on 01904 556600 for a confidential, no-obligation, discussion about your claim. Alternatively, email us or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

Dental Implants, Bridges And Crowns Success Stories

Compensation for Surgery without Consent

Pryers helped Kirsty claim compensation after undergoing a different surgery than planned which led to nerve damage in her mouth. She had avoided wisdom teeth extraction for years knowing the risks. So when they performed this surgery without her consent, it surprised her. Wisdom Teeth Complications Kirsty, a young telephone customer service advisor, enjoyed balancing […]

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£70,000 Settlement

Dentist Extracts Teeth Instead Of Exposing Them In £5,000 Dental Negligence Claim

Pryers Solicitors successfully represented Sonia, 42, in a dental negligence case. On the 10th October 2014, Sonia attended surgery to have the UR3 and UL3 teeth exposed. However, instead of exposing the teeth, the dentist extracted both of her teeth. A letter of claim was served in 2017, and the defendant admitted liability. Pryers Solicitors […]

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£5,000 Settlement

Dental Abscess Leads To £27,500 Settlement

Anna, 52, from Harrogate, pursued a claim with the help of Pryers Solicitors regarding an abscess which progressed to involve her right eye and resulted in the loss of her tooth. Anna required two operations under General Anaesthesia at her local hospital. The first operation took place on 12 December 2015 and involved the extraction […]

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£27,500 Settlement

Key People

Robyn-Hawxby

Robyn Hawxby

Partner

Robyn Hawxby qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Pryers in 2008 as an Associate, after working at another local law firm [...]Read more
Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Solicitor

Jonathan Gray graduated from Nottingham Law School in 2009 with a law degree. He went on to study the Legal Practice Course [...]Read more
Hannah Cazaly

Hannah Cazaly

Solicitor

Hannah Cazaly is a Solicitor at Pryers, specialising in medical negligence and dental negligence claims. Hannah graduated [...]Read more