Legal Recourse for Patients: Seeking Justice for Faulty Dental Implant Procedures in New York

By Lance Ehrenberg

Dental implants have revolutionized the way we approach dental restoration. Because of the complexity of the implant procedure, however, there is considerable room for error, and when mistakes occur due to dental negligence, patients may face serious, long-term complications. At the law offices of Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., we’ve seen firsthand how dental malpractice can negatively impact patients’ lives, and we’re dedicated to ensuring victims receive the compensation they deserve.

Why Patients Are Eager To Get Dental Implants

The allure of dental implants is hard to overstate. In addition to providing a permanent solution to tooth loss, they come with a host of other benefits, including: 

  • Natural look and feel — Implants are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, restoring your smile without the artificial appearance of dentures.
  • Durability Made from titanium, implants are built to last, typically outliving other dental restoration methods.
  • Improved oral health Unlike bridges or dentures, implants do not require alterations to surrounding teeth, preserving natural tooth structure.
  • Convenience Implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives, the discomfort of removable dentures, and the unpleasant reality of having to be (at times) toothless.
  • Increased confidence With a stable and natural-looking smile, patients can speak and eat with confidence, and not worry about being seen without their teeth.

When Dental Implants Go Wrong

Despite their benefits, dental implants are not without risks, especially when procedures are not performed with the utmost care. Dental negligence errors can include:

  • Incorrect placement, which may cause nerve damage or sinus perforation
  • Failure to identify or adequately address post-operative infection
  • Failure to assess patient eligibility for implants
  • Use of substandard materials

The Elements of Dental Malpractice in Cases of Faulty Dental Implants

Dental malpractice occurs when a dental professional’s conduct with their patient involves a breach of the accepted standard of care, and that breach results directly in patient harm and real damages. Once dental malpractice is proven, the patient is entitled to economic damages for out-of-pocket costs (e.g. medical expenses and lost income) and non-economic damages for intangible losses, like pain and suffering. 

How Our Skilled Dental Malpractice Lawyer Proves Negligence

Proving negligence in dental malpractice cases requires a strategic approach. Lance Ehrenberg is well-prepared to:

  • Gather dental and medical records
  • Interview potential witnesses
  • Consult with experts who will testify on your behalf
  • Demonstrate a clear link between your dentist’s action or omission and the harm you suffered

We Have History of Success Seeking Justice for Faulty Dental Implants

Lance Ehrenberg is renowned for his dedication to justice and his track record of positive outcomes in dental malpractice cases as a result of his:

  • Specialized focus on dental malpractice
  • The personalized attention he gives to each client
  • His aggressive advocacy and agile negotiations
  • His determination to recover maximum damages whether out of the courtroom or at trial

The Takeaway

While dental implants can significantly enhance the quality of life for those with tooth loss, when the implant procedure is marred by negligence, the consequences can be devastating. If you believe you’ve been a victim of dental malpractice in New York, Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. is the law practice to contact. Call us so we can begin fighting to provide you with the resources that will allow you to put this miserable episode behind you.

About the Author
Lance was licensed to practice law in 1976.  His areas of practice are Medical & Hospital Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Negligence, Premises Liability, False Arrest and Collections.