Full mouth restoration can have a profound impact on a patient’s life, improving their health, function, and appearance. Depending on circumstances, full mouth restoration may include work on teeth, gums, crowns, bridges, veneers, and dental implants. In rare cases, to correct a congenital defect or do repairs after a severe illness or injury, it may include orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Unfortunately, because full mouth restoration is a complex, multifaceted project, there is an increased risk of dental negligence or error.
If you live in New York State and have suffered injury as a result of a full mouth restoration due to dental negligence, it is time to contact Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., our highly competent dental malpractice attorney. He has fine credentials, decades of experience in this particular field, and a track record of successful outcomes.
Contact us now for a free evaluation. Once you become our client, Lance will fight vigorously to negotiate a meaningful settlement or, if necessary, bring your case to court for aggressive litigation. Either way, your cause will become his cause and he will do everything possible to recover the damages you deserve. He knows you are the victim here and will charge you no attorney fee until he wins your case.
Types of Full Mouth Restoration Malpractice
Although most mouth restorations go relatively smoothly, a significant percentage of dental malpractice lawsuits involve restorations, and almost 18 percent involve implants. There are a number of reasons dentists can be sued and held accountable for dental negligence, including:
- Failure to get informed consent (e.g. not detailing possible risks)
- Ongoing pain in teeth, gums, or jaw after treatment
- Bite problems (malocclusion, which can result in pain, TMJ, or tinnitus)
- Broken teeth
- Lost crowns or veneers
- Nerve damage that may result in loss of sensation, facial deformity or immobility
- Anesthesia mistakes that may lead to heart attack or stroke, spinal cord injury,
asphyxia, tracheal damage, brain damage, coma, or death.
Specific Errors in Full Mouth Restoration May Also Be Considered Dental Malpractice
Full mouth restoration is a complicated process, requiring exacting attention to detail. The mistakes listed below may constitute dental malpractice, leaving patients who have undergone long periods in the dentist’s chair and spent large amounts of money not only dissatisfied but physically miserable and emotionally distressed:
- Overcontouring when the crown is larger than the natural tooth, allowing bacteria to be trapped in between, resulting in decay and possible periodontal disease.
- Inserting crowns or veneers that do not completely cover the tooth, exposing the dentin surface and predisposing the affected tooth to extreme sensitivity and increased risk of decay.
- Leaving inadequate space between teeth when inserting crowns and veneers, making flossing, an essential part of proper dental hygiene, impossible.
- Allowing crowns to impinge on underlying bone and connective tissue, causing gums to become red and inflamed, recede, bleed, or develop dangerously deep gum pockets.
- Leaving unsealed margins that trap and leak bacterial plaque, resulting in decay and periodontal gum disease.
- Choosing inappropriate colors for crowns, veneers or implants. Dentists are expected to guide their patients to select a shade that blends with existing teeth and is appropriate to the patient’s age. Refrigerator white teeth may look false and artificial, especially on an older patient, resulting in embarrassment and self-consciousness.
- Improperly placing crowns, veneers, or implants. If your dentist does not center your crowns or veneers, your face may look unnatural and peculiar. If your implant is positioned too deeply or too shallowly, it may result in pressure, pain, and stress on the prosthetic.
- Overusing crowns. While crowns are helpful when teeth are badly worn or decayed, some unscrupulous dentists make a habit of overusing crowns because of their high-profit margin. This is, of course, a form of dental malpractice.
- Overpreparing teeth. by drilling off too much tooth structure, the patient will be left with severe pain, often requiring crown lengthening and root canal procedures.
You can count on Lance Ehrenberg to address any issues that have adversely affected your oral or general health, your appearance, or your self-esteem, while also emptying your wallet.
Services Our Mouth Restoration Malpractice Attorney Will Provide
Dental malpractice cases are always challenging. After all, your opponent is a credentialed professional, usually with powerful legal representation. Nonetheless, Lance Ehrenberg is up to the task and will:
- Take over all communications with the opposing attorney and insurance adjuster
- Review dental office memos to see whether you really gave informed consent
- Examine all dental and medical reports on your condition before and after treatment
- Investigate whether your dentist has any history of similar negligence
- Consult with experts in pertinent fields of dentistry (e.g. periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons) who may provide supportive testimony at trial
Lance will work hard to see to it that justice is done, while you take the time you need to heal from your trauma.
Damages We Will Fight to Recover
We’re well aware of the physical, emotional, and financial suffering dental malpractice can cause. If you have gone into a full mouth restoration with high expectations and come away with ongoing pain, an impaired appearance, or a permanent disability, you have the legal right to sue for appropriate compensation. We will fight tooth and nail to recover damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present and future
- Psychological counseling
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Lance has a strong track record of success and will provide moral as well as legal support every inch of the way.
Contact Our Experienced Full Mouth Restoration Malpractice Attorney Now
We know how terrible it is to feel betrayed by a healthcare professional you have entrusted with your care and are dedicated to righting the wrong that has been done to you. Contact us today to discuss the strategies we will use in our battle to bring you maximum compensation.
Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. successfully handles dental malpractice cases involving full mouth restoration throughout New York.