Dental implants, although they represent a significant breakthrough in dental restoration, involve an invasive procedure that carries inherent risks and can lead to serious patient harm. When the adverse outcome of dental implants stems directly from dental negligence, patients are entitled to meaningful compensation for dental malpractice. If you believe you have been a victim of such negligence in New York, contact Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., a highly respected dental malpractice law practice located in Manhattan. 

Lance has a long and impressive history of successful outcomes and is committed to advocating for your right to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. He has decades of experience as a dental malpractice lawyer and is as well-known for his empathy as for his razor-sharp legal skills.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, that are inserted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or bridges. Unlike dentures, which are removable, dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss, offering stability, comfort, and a natural appearance. They represent an innovative dental solution ideal for individuals looking to restore their smile and ability to chew without the inconvenience and discomfort of traditional dentures.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are a number of advantages to having dental implants, among them that dental implants, unlike dentures:

  • Provide enhanced aesthetic restoration of your teeth and smile
  • Improve your ability to bite and chew
  • Stabilize your surrounding teeth and jaw tissue
  • Help to prevent bone loss

For these reasons, many patients are eager to get dental implants despite the necessary complex procedure and investment of time and money.

What the Dental Implant Procedure Involves

The process of getting dental implants is multifaceted and requires several visits to the dentist over a few months. Initially, a thorough examination is conducted to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for implants. This involves assessing the health of your jawbone and surrounding tissues. 

During the procedure, the oral surgeon makes an incision in the gum to expose the bone, drills a hole, and inserts the implant. Once the implant is placed in its proper position, a period of healing is necessary for osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process during which the implant fuses with the jawbone. The final step of the implant procedure takes place when the replacement tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. 

Dental Implant Mistakes Due to Negligence and the Harm They Cause

Despite the high success rate of dental implant procedures, mistakes can and do occur, frequently due to negligence. Errors related to dental implant procedures, both common and more infrequent, include:

  • Inadequate patient evaluation for implant suitability
  • Improper placement of the implant
  • Use of substandard materials
  • Failure to identify an infection or to treat it promptly
  • Damage to nerve or tissue due to incorrect placement
  • Protrusion of the implant into the sinuses due to miscalculation 

Any such negligence can result in severe pain, systemic infection, damage to nerves or surrounding teeth, and even loss of the implant itself. These complications not only necessitate additional medical treatment but can also lead to significant financial burden and emotional distress.

Steps Our Dental Malpractice Attorney Will Take To Bring You Justice

When dental negligence leads to suffering and loss, Lance Ehrenberg is ready to step in to ensure that you are not left to face the consequences alone. Our approach to fighting for your rights includes:

  • Evaluation of your case at no cost
  • Determination of the full extent of your damages
  • Thorough investigation, gathering all relevant dental and medical records
  • Consultation with experts who will testify on your behalf
  • Aggressive legal representation, negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel to secure a fair settlement.
  • Litigation, if necessary to recover maximum compensation 

Damages Lance Ehrenberg Will Fight To Win

Understanding the diverse impact dental malpractice can have on an individual’s life, Lance Ehrenberg is dedicated to securing comprehensive compensation for victims. Damages we will fight to win may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological counseling
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

With Lance Ehrenberg as your legal advocate, you will have the best possible chance to win the damages you deserve.

Contact Our Experienced Dental Malpractice Attorney Today

Looking forward to new, attractive, functional teeth and ending up with increased pain and dysfunction is more than discouraging. If the harm you have suffered is the result of dental negligence, requiring more dental/medical care and further financial investment, it is clearly dental malpractice. This is the time to get in touch with Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. Call our offices now to discuss your options and feel the reassurance that comes from having a top-tier attorney take a personal interest in your case.