Dental malpractice plaintiff recovers for botched full mouth restoration
On 8/15/07, Plaintiff visited Defendant to receive a full mouth rehabilitation/restoration, including numerous implants and bridgework. Defendant improperly placed and positioned many implants; improperly combined natural teeth and implants as abutments for the same bridge; used posts that were too short to adequately hold the bridgework; provided inadequate and poorly constructed bridgework; and inadequately designed and prepared the prosthetics, among other things. As a result, Plaintiff suffered immense pain, discomfort and embarrassment from posts and bridgework that became loose and fell out. Plaintiff’s experts opined that a substantial amount, if not all, of Defendant’s work would have to be removed and begun anew at substantial cost (six figures). Plaintiff, however, did not exercise good hygiene habits, did not speak English and probably contributed to some of the problems that he experienced.