Bristol man, Mark Chambers, travelled all the way to Cheadle Hume, to his childhood family dentist, to receive dental care following a tooth extraction. Mr Chambers was given advice to have a dental implant and a crown to solve the issue of his missing tooth. However, the dentist at A R Dental Care failed to realise that his patient did not have enough bone density to be able to support the implant.
Unfortunately, six years later, Mr Chamber’s developed severe complications with the implant, including gum recession and infection. He spoke to the Manchester Evening News, “My gum had receded since the original treatment, which created a pocket between my gum and the implant allowing bacteria in that caused infection.” He also went on to say how frustrating the situation became, due to the amount of time it has taken out of his life and how it has limited his enjoyment of food.
Mr Chambers sought legal advice following his ordeal. Jonathan Owen of the Dental Law Partnership stated that his client would not have suffered if the implant had been fitted correctly in the first place. The dental practice settled out of court, to the sum of six thousand five hundred pounds. Despite this, Mr Chambers will still need to undergo over a years’ worth of corrective dental work to rectify the issue. A R Dental Care refused to comment.