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Not chewing is a habit; not being able to chew is a problem whose solution is in your dentist. Chewing triggers the digestive system. Chewing food little leads to some problems. Studies have revealed that those who chew their morsels 40 times receive fewer calories

A healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients is possible only by chewing food, which is a simple action. If you are one of those who chew food in a hurry, or if you wet each bite with your favorite drink and chew it several times before swallowing, you are preparing the environment for indigestion, constipation and other digestive problems. According to a study, chewing food 40 times instead of 15 makes it possible to eat 12 percent less food. It also turned out that those who ate their morsels by chewing more, received fewer calories.


Chewing, which is a physical process, helps to turn large pieces into smaller particles. This reduces the tension that occurs in the esophagus and allows the stomach to break down food into smaller pieces faster. When you chew each bite properly, you will secrete saliva, which contains digestive enzymes in abundance. When you send these enzymes to the throat and stomach, you contribute to the digestive process. If the food you eat contains fat, you also begin to absorb some nutrients with the help of enzymes secreted under the tongue. The body implements certain processes throughout the chewing process that trigger digestion. Digestion is one of the most energy-consuming processes in the body, so it is imperative that you help your body by doing your part. The pressure exerted on food during an effective chewing is about 5.5- 15 kg per square centimeter for the molars of an adult person., 2-5 kg for incisors. we are prone to chewing food decently with the hand side we use. The main problem is not to chew, or not to be able to chew? While not chewing is a habit, not being able to chew is a delayed problem whose solution is at your dentist, do not postpone it any longer. For a healthy life, you can chew foods first and then chew them.


Chewing it becomes possible with strong jaws and teeth. In order to be able to chew healthily, it is very important to have a complete tooth structure. And then there’s ‘not being able to chew’. If you have movable dentures in your mouth and every chewing move turns into a painful action, if you have gum problems, rotten teeth or 20-year-old teeth are causing you problems; how much pleasure can you get from a magnificently prepared table? Some of our patients prefer to chew on one side for months rather than going to the Antalya dentist clinic hospital. But one-sided chewing causes a symmetry disorder of the face over time. As a result of the loading of the chewing force on one side of the joint, severe consequences may occur, such as pain in the jaw joint, jaw shift, noise during opening and closing, and restriction of jaw movements, or even a boil of the jawbone to the skull. If there is unilateral chewing caused by a lack of teeth, it is necessary to compensate for the deficiencies with bridge or segmented prostheses.


Since there are no teeth necessary for bridge construction in the jaws that end without teeth on the back, it is impossible to apply classical bridge treatment. In such cases, a movable prosthesis is applied. But thanks to implant treatment, fixed prostheses can be made instead of movable prostheses. If there is a lack of more than one tooth located side by side, even if there are natural teeth at the beginning and end of the toothless area, there is a possibility of fracture and stretching, as the bridge will be too long to be made. In addition, the teeth that will be used as bridge legs will also be subjected to too much force; the bridge that will be made will not last long. Implant treatment provides a more functional and long-lasting prosthetic comfort in long toothless areas. If there is a total toothlessness problem in the lower or upper jaw or both, a fixed or movable prosthesis supported by an implant can be applied. Full dentures used in classical methods on the lower jaw are not good in terms of stability due to the fact that the bone melts over time; they have disadvantages such as food escaping under the prosthesis, stroke formation. Prostheses used on the upper jaw also lead to problems such as inability to taste, nausea due to the fact that they completely cover the palate. Prostheses on implants; thanks to the prosthesis fixed to the jaw with an implant, there are no problems such as playing, eating under the prosthesis, and hitting.


If the bone size is not enough for implant treatment, new bone formation can be achieved with some surgical procedures. If the bone width is insufficient, the bone can be extended or increased by the ‘distraction’ method if the bone height is insufficient, by using bone powder by the bone graft process, by the ‘onley bone graft’ process if the bone is thin, by taking a piece of bone from the mouth and placing it in the area where the implant will be applied.


There are cavities called sinuses in the right and left parts of the upper jaw bone. These cavities can expand and sag down due to long-term toothlessness and create an obstacle for the implant to be applied to the toothless areas under the sinus. In such cases, a surgical method called ‘Sinus Lifting’ can be applied, which allows to reduce the volume of the sinuses and increase the volume of bones. After the bone formation is completed after the operation, implant applications are started.


The surgical guidance system, called Navigation Treatment in medicine; transmits all dental, oral and maxillofacial information in dental treatment to the doctor, determines the most appropriate place where the implant will be made and guides the way. It also reduces the margin of error to zero by alerting the doctor if there is a shift from the detected place during treatment. The general functioning of the system is based on the application of this plan to the patient during the intervention with very detailed digital tomography information received from the patient. Thanks to the system, the doctor does not need to cut the gum and see the bone. In implant treatments, the doctor reaches the bone by cutting the gum and follows a treatment path by looking at the bone. With this technology, all the necessary detailed information from the location of the nerves to the thickness of the bones is obtained instantly, the appropriate form of treatment is safely achieved.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

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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