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  • By Sean Harris on 01 March 2017 01:57

    Why had the restoration 'failed', was it not an expected clinical outcome, carious teeth can become irreversibly pulpitic, pulpitic teeth can need endodontic treatment, endodontic treatment can be unsuccessful.

    It would be useful to explain why the treating dentist was negligent and why the claim was not rejected.

    The point has been missed by focusing on the need for an implant, this case is fundamentally about why patients need fillings.

    When did we start guaranteeing 100% success? Why was it not for the patient to pay for the necessary endodontic treatment, subsequent extraction and replacement of the missing tooth.  I suppose the patient got the other missing teeth added to the denture for free also!

  • By Jane bracken on 02 November 2016 01:37

    What is the long term prognosis considering the patients history and compliance surely this needs to be taking into account 

    the protocols for implant placement clearly show smoking as a non starter 

  • By A Shakerin on 01 November 2016 06:58 Inserting/ replacing missing teeth with Implants are contraindicated
  • By A Shakerin on 01 November 2016 06:56 I agree with the first dentist , due to poor oral hygiene the replacement of a missing tooth with (implant) was contraindicated.
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