A woman alleges she suffered for months without teeth because a dentist failed to properly install implants.
Deborah Wilson filed a lawsuit Jan. 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dr. Jeffrey Naylor and Naylor Periodontics.
According to the complaint, Wilson sought dental implants to correct the appearance and function of her teeth. She hired Naylor for the procedure and on Jan. 23, 2013, Naylor removed her teeth and installed the base rods for the dental implants, the suit states.
The new implants were supposed to be screwed into the base rods by Dr. Harold Bean, the complaint says. However, after her teeth were removed, Wilson says Bean informed her that he could not fully complete the implant procedure because she had insufficient bone density that would not allow the implants and dentures to set properly.
Wilson alleges she was told she needed to wait several months before the implementation could be completed. In addition, Wilson claims she was told that the base rods had not been installed correctly, and she would be forced to undergo additional correction surgery.
"The plaintiff had to endure several months without teeth and suffered tremendous pain, expense and mental anguish from her appearance," the suit says.
Wilson alleges negligence against the defendants. She seeks more than $100,000, plus attorney fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.
Attorney Lloyd M. Cueto, of the Law Office of Lloyd M. Cueto in Belleville, will represent Wilson.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 15-L-87.