Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.
Dental Implants Procedure
A natural tooth has a crown - the part which shows above the gumline, and a root - the anchor hidden below the gumline.
When a tooth is missing, a dental implant takes the place of the missing root and a prosthetic crown replaces the natural crown. Dental Implant procedure consists of surgical placement of the implant(s) into the bone. This is usually done right in the dentist's office, with a local anesthetic. After surgery, there is a healing period of approximately four months. During this time, the implants fuse to the bone by a process known as ‘osseointegration'
Next, there is a minor surgical exposure of the top of the implant, whereby the dentist will attach the post to the implant. The function of the post is to become the support for either one tooth or a set of teeth. This is a short procedure that usually requires only local anesthesia.
The last phase is the restorative phase. The dentist will take impressions and that make a prosthesis that will attach to the implants. This will require several visits. Once completed, your mouth will be restored to natural looking, strong teeth.
Risks of Dental Implants Procedures
The most common risks of a Dental Implants procedure are:
- Infection, bleeding, failure to heal
- Permanent and disfiguring scarring
- Premature loss of implant, or mobility
- Loss of bone
- Numbness of face or mouth
- Fracture of jaw
- Injury to adjacent teeth or sinus
Contact a Michigan Dental Implants/Crown Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from a dental implants procedure, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.
You should also request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook, " which explains the legal process in Michigan and what must be proven to win your case. We will send out the book immediately to you.