Peri-implantitis compensation

Claiming peri-implantitis compensation

Our specialist lawyers deal with dental implant claims and are able to assist you with making a peri-implantitis compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. Contact our free national helpline for guidance.

What is peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an infection which occurs following the placement of dental implants.  It can affect both the gum and the bone around the implant and if caught early can be easily treated.

The infection usually starts in the gum and soft tissue around the implant and is known as peri-implant mucositis. If the infection is left untreated, it develops into peri-implantitis where the infection moves into the bone, which is much harder to treat and can lead to implant failure,

It is therefore very important for the infection to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.

Signs of peri-implantitis

  • Bleeding
  • Swollen gums
  • Fever
  • Loose implant
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Bad breath

Causes of peri-implantitis

There are many causes of peri-implantitis. Poor oral hygiene, smoking and a history of periodontal disease are all very common causes. However, it can be caused by the improper placement of the implant by the dentist.


If caught early enough the infection can be treated by antibiotics. In more severe causes, surgery to the gums to remove the infection may be required.

Making a peri-implantitis compensation claim

Implants are an excellent way of replacing lost teeth, especially in those patients that have lost teeth through periodontal disease. It is therefore worrying to think that the implant may fail, but in the vast majority of cases, implants last 30 years or more, and only the crowns onto of the implants require replacement.

However, we do see claims relating to the loss of implants due to peri-implantitis, such as:

  • Poorly fitting implants or implant retained crown making it harder to keep the implant clean
  • Substandard implant placement
  • Undiagnosed/untreated periodontal disease in a patient with implants
  • Failure to diagnose/treat peri-implantitis
  • Unsuitable candidate for implant treatment
  • Substandard follow-up care/oral hygiene advice

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Peri-implantitis compensation