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Let us start by saying: you are never too late to improve your quality of life. Anyone whose general health condition is suitable for any dental treatment can also easily have an implant done.

The more demoralizing it is to lose a tooth, the more comforting it is to be able to replace missing teeth like the original thanks to dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most curious topics in dentistry today.

Turkey Medicals – here are the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants in Turkey are artificial tooth roots that complement missing teeth. Implants are made of pure titanium material, which is completely bio-compatible. With proper planning and careful oral hygiene, implants remain in the mouth for life.

How are dental implants applied?

Using the 3D imaging method to see the bone structure and create the appropriate technical conditions makes a significant difference. After the evaluations, experienced specialists insert the implant with a simple operation. Three months are expected in the upper jaw and two months in the lower jaw for the bone and implant to fuse together. Only in cases where there are very special and necessary conditions, the prosthetic stage can be resumed immediately. After the healing is completed, an Abutment is placed on the implant. An abutment is a part that provides a connection between the implant and the prosthesis that will be made on it dec After the implant and Abutment are placed, the final prosthesis planned for the patient (bridge, veneer, movable prosthesis, etc.) phase is passed.


Are dental implants painful?

The biggest fear about dental implants is the worry of feeling pain. A large part of the patients who have had implants express that this concern, which they carry for the operation and its aftermath, is unnecessary. During the procedure, only local anesthesia is used, and less pain is felt than during tooth extraction. Mild complaints that may occur after the operation can be resolved with a simple painkiller.

How can dental implants change our lives?

Implants mimic the natural tooth root, but also maintain the natural shape and volume of the jawbone. Subsidence and shaped asymmetries in the facial lines that occur due to tooth loss are prevented. Missing teeth can be easily placed in this area without damaging neighboring teeth, so that the person can regain their natural smile, functions such as chewing and speaking. Patients with a large number of lost teeth have to use movable (installed and removed) prostheses. They can easily have fixed prostheses with implant application. In addition, the discomfort encountered in such movable prostheses, such as dislocation of the prosthesis while eating and talking, is also eliminated by using implant support.

Is there an age limit for dental implants? There is no age restriction on implant application. You are never too late to improve your quality of life. Anyone whose general health condition is suitable for any dental treatment can also easily get an implant.

How to choose an implant? Which brand, which doctor should I choose?

It is very important that the choice of height, diameter and shape of the implant is made by an experienced team.Working with a team specializing in implants during the treatment process is the most important factor affecting success. There are hundreds of options on the implant brand in the market. Choosing a brand of implants that are recognized worldwide and whose quality is scientifically proven directly affects the success of the treatment and the life of the implant being applied. On the other hand, it is also necessary to consult expert opinions when choosing implants. The fact that physicians are knowledgeable and experienced about the implant brand they use is also an element that increases the success of the implant.


The golden age of implant applications has begun.Thanks to the advanced technological design for those who have never had a tooth, a solution can be created even if there is a bone problem in the middle by placing four implants in the lower and upper jaws. New implant technology With the ‘All on four’ method, it has become possible to implant patients who have never had teeth or who have melting in their jawbones without applying advanced surgical techniques. In addition, the cheekbone implant, which has just been started to be applied in Turkey, will also be a remedy for patients with bone problems to be able to implant. Thanks to this method, a smaller number of implants will be able to be used than conventional implants.


With the help of advanced technology, the location of the implant in the mouth is designed. After placing the implants at an angle in the lower and upper jaw, in the anterior regions where the bone is thickest, we can also attach the patient’s fixed teeth on the same day. In other words, a patient who has movable prostheses or comes without teeth can come out with temporary fixed teeth made. After the implants are thoroughly welded to the bone in Turkey, permanent fixed teeth are obtained.

On the other hand, in patients with bone resorption, the nerve of the lower jaw and the sinuses of the upper jaw can also interfere with the construction of implants in these areas. In order to be able to implant these areas, a bone upgrade process is required. A year after these treatments, patients regain their fixed teeth. However, with this new technique, fixed teeth are obtained quickly and economically without the need for advanced surgical methods.


For the cheekbone implant is treatment for those who cannot have an implant because there are not enough bones in their upper jaw in early tooth loss. In cases where there are not enough bones in the patient’s upper jaw to place an implant; we perform the treatment with the help of special implants placed on the cheekbone, that is, the zygomatic bone. This method is a good news for elderly patients with bone resorption, for whom long treatments cannot be performed. Both the processing time is getting shorter and it is getting easier. If one zygomatic implant can be placed on the right and left sides of the upper jaw and normal implants can be placed on the front side of the jaw while the patient is being treated, prosthetics can be performed immediately on the day the implants are placed.


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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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