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Especially elderly patients who cannot have an implant because their jawbone has melted can have fixed teeth with new methods. An implant is being inserted into the cheekbone thanks to a new method called zygoma implant in Antalya dentist best clinic.

Have you been using a mobile prosthesis for years and are you tired of wearing it out, not being able to taste it while eating, not understanding what you are saying, playing with your prostheses and not being able to eat what you want? If so, the implant is the most ideal treatment method for you. However, when choosing the length of the implant, it is necessary to pay attention to the anatomical gaps in the mouth and jawbone. Tell us how we can sort:

1- The most important for the lower jaw is the mandibular nerve and the mental foramen that is part of it, that is, the nerve channel through which the nerves enter and exit and extend. It is necessary to pay close attention to this channel when the implant is placed in the area where there are molars in the lower jaw. Because if the nerve is too close to the nerve, not the nerve, or the nerve is punctured and passed; the jaw and lips on the side of the implant may remain dormant for life. In addition, you may encounter problems that will impair your quality of life and psychology.

2- In case of insufficient vertical size of the upper jaw bone, the most commonly used method in molar areas is the sinus removal method. A bone is obtained by removing the sinus balloon inside the sinus cavity and adding bone. Then the implant can be applied.


Considering the complications that may occur during the sinus removal method, the most ideal treatment method for patients who do not have any bones in the molar area of the upper jaw is cheekbone (zygoma) implants. Patients who have melted the upper jaw bone can have their prostheses with implants placed in the cheekbone. If the lower jaw bone melts, another new technique can ensure that the patient’s own bone is formed in the area where the implant will be made. These two new techniques have become the hope for patients who have not been able to have implants because they have not had enough bones before. In cases where the upper jaw bone melts, two or four zygoma implants are inserted into the right and left cheekbones during treatment planning. In addition to these, two or four normal implants may also need to be placed in the front of the jawbone.


The cheekbone is a bone with a very ideal structure and hardness for implant application. Zygoma implants applied to the cheekbone differ slightly from regular implants due to their length. Their height is on average 4-5.5 cm.’dir. With use of zygoma implants, more laborious surgical procedures such as sinus augmentation operations and bone grafting are also avoided. Zigoma implant application; It is a very ideal technique for elderly patients who have melting in the bone due to the law. Thus, patients can have hard drives. In addition, shortening the processing time, simplifying the process and reducing the risk of complications are also important advantages. In most patients who have had a zygoma implant, it is also very important for the patients to have the implant and prosthesis done on the same day. A zygoma implant in Antalya hospital clinic, is placed on the right and left cheekbones of the patient, and normal implants are placed on the front of the jaw so that patients can have their prostheses on the same day. In addition, thanks to this technique, even if there are no bones in the front of the upper jaws of patients with zigoma implants, fixed prostheses can be made for patients by applying two implants only to the cheekbones.


For an ideal implant application in Antalya, we need a solid bone. So what is the measure of this solidity and competence? Let us try to explain this based on the implant diameters that implant companies offer for dentists to use. The smallest diameter for supporting a fixed prosthesis in oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery is 3-3.5 mm.’dir. The lengths that are considered suitable for these diameters are 8.5-10 mm. it is among the decadent. These dimensions mean: 3-3.5 mm. an implant with a diameter of at least 5 mm without the addition of bone. it needs bone thickness. The decimation is 1-2 mm. excess thickness is necessary for the implant to feed inside the bone. The doctor who makes the implant should pay attention to them. Be careful of the complications that may occur


Complications before the operation ?

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Cystic structures and mucoceles
  • Other sinus lesions

Complications during the operation?

  • Bleeding due to anesthesia
  • Bleeding during incision and removal of gum tissue
  • Bleeding during bone shaping
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Piercing the sinus membrane during bone shaping
  • Piercing the sinus membrane during an upgrade
  • Insufficient upgrade
  • Bleeding during membrane upgrade
  • Fracture of the jawbone
  • Excessive raising of the membrane
  • The presence of a mucus retention cyst
  • Obstruction of the ostium
  • Unstable implants

Complications after early-stage operation?

  • Opening of seams
  • Acute graft infection/sinusitis
  • Exposing the bone graft and/or membrane
  • Accumulation of blood in the sinus
  • Escape of the implant into the sinus

Complications after late-term operation?

  • Insufficient quality and/or quantity of graft application
  • Loss of implants in the area of the raised sinus
  • Chronic infection/sinusitis
  • Infection of all paranasal sinuses/intracranial cavities
  • Introduction of the implant into the sinus
  • Fungal infection of the sinus


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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