Those who have a meltdown in the jawbone can face serious problems with dental treatment. Thanks to the zygoma implant (cheekbone) method, dental treatments can be performed without problems in patients with melting problems in the jawbone. Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology specialist Prof.Dr. gave detailed information about the subject

Alternative method of melting the jawbone: cheekbone (zygoma) implant, A specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology who provides information about zygoma (cheekbone) implants ProfessorDr. , ” zygoma implants are bones of sufficient strength and thickness for application.

Zygoma (cheekbone) implants are a technique that we recommend to our patients with melting in the upper jaw bone to the extent that the implant cannot be made. 4.5-5 cm. with this technique, which is applied using specially made implants in length, we can restore fixed and healthy teeth for our patients whose jaw bones melt.

Zygoma implants are a delicate technique that requires more knowledge and experience than normal implant applications. The zygoma method is performed on patients who do not have enough bone in the upper jaw and experience bone resorption at a level that cannot be performed with normal implant application. Although the procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, in some cases it can be performed with local anesthesia.

This procedure must be performed by specialist maxillofacial surgeons who have experience in this regard,” he said.


Implantology Specialist Prof.Dr., said: “the jawbone, which remains empty after tooth extraction, can melt as time passes. This rate of melting can vary depending on the patient’s age or dental diseases that exist in the patient.

In order for the jawbone not to melt, the bone must be burdened. The loss of space and load that normally occurs after the extraction of the existing tooth accelerates the melting of the jawbone. This melting can be prevented with the implant application performed. Cyst, tumor, etc. formations, teeth tightening, teeth grinding, such as habits can also cause the jaw bone to melt,” he said.


Implantology Specialist Prof.Dr said, ” We use zygoma implants to treat tooth extraction or melts caused by various dental diseases. In addition, patients who have lost their upper jaw as a result of accidents or due to the formation of a jaw tumor can also use zygoma implants as support during the construction of prosthetics, ” he said.

Alternative method of melting the jawbone: cheekbone (zygoma) implant…


Prof.Dr. Serhat Yalcin said, ” this method is an ideal method with advantages for older patients. It provides convenience to elderly patients with advanced bone resorption, where long-term treatments cannot be performed. The fact that the application time is short compared to the old methods also creates a motivating picture for patients,” he said.


A professor who explained what patients should pay attention to after zygoma (cheekbone) implant treatmentDr. “We explain in detail the issues that patients should pay attention to after normal implant application. Every detail we recommend after the normal implant process also applies to the zygoma cheekbone implant.

After administration, patients should regularly use medications prescribed by dentists and stay away from hot foods for several days.

Patients who have a zygoma (cheekbone) implant should not eat hard foods under any circumstances during periods of temporary prosthetics, usually making a fixed temporary tooth immediately after the procedure. Patients should necessarily be fed a soft diet. This is because the load on dental implants is reduced. But after 3 months after treatment, permanent prostheses can start to consume normal nutrients.

If a fracture occurs in temporary prostheses, patients should definitely go to the dentist. Broken dentures can cause implant loss. If all these warnings are paid attention, the treatment process will be easier,” he commented.


Yalcin said, ” patients with advanced bone loss in the upper jaw thanks to the application of a zygoma implant (cheekbone) can have fixed teeth with a comfortable treatment process. The zygoma implant method has also been a savior for patients who previously could not have implants because they did not have enough bones.

Patients with bone resorption with the method do not need new bone creation procedures that can take a long time and be more costly.

Fixed and fast prostheses can be made to patients by placing implants on the cheekbones that exist in each patient,” he said


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

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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 .

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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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