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If any tooth is missing from the mouth, the jawbone loses its support, the pressure of the teeth on the jawbone increases during chewing. This causes bone resorption in the area of the missing tooth. Implants that will be made instead of temporary solutions support the jawbone, such as the roots of the teeth

Because the teeth are the organs that feed the jawbone, if the tooth is missing, the jawbone loses its support, and the pressure of the teeth on the jawbone increases during chewing. This, in turn, causes bone resorption in the area of the missing tooth. Since the classical type of prosthesis does not replace the tooth root, bone resorption continues in this case. Implants support the jawbone, such as the roots of the tooth, and transmit the pressure created on the tooth to the jawbone. Because implants are structures that mimic the root of the tooth, bone and surrounding tissues surround the implant just as it grasps the natural root of the tooth. In this way, bone resorption is prevented.

Implant treatment in Turkey can be done to everyone who has a good general health condition. There is no upper age limit in this treatment. Young individuals must have completed bone development.

In young people, the age of 16-18 years can be considered the limit.


Although there are different techniques for eliminating dental deficiencies caused by various reasons, implants are one of the greatest blessings that technology brings to us. Titanium screws that are compatible with the tissues placed inside the jawbone, that is, implants, fuse and strengthen with the jawbone over time. After this fusion, the cut tooth-like superstructures are screwed into the cavity inside the implants and prosthetics are made on it.

It is very difficult to distinguish a correctly planned implant prosthesis from natural teeth. It can be coated one by one like natural teeth and cleaned easily. As with the bridge, it does not damage the teeth next to the missing tooth.

Good news for those who are afraid of having an implant! Currently, implant application can be done in as little as four minutes without seams if your jawbone is suitable.

It is heard for those who are tired of their movable prostheses.


Loss is one of the inevitable aspects of life. Especially when a person loses something that belongs to him, especially when it is an organ in his body, trauma is inevitable.

When a person loses a hand, an arm, a leg, his whole life changes.

Just like these organs (although it may not seem so dramatic), tooth loss can also be traumatic enough to change a person’s life pattern.

For example, when a person who has lost all his teeth is sentenced to use a palatal prosthesis, it takes time for him to adapt to this situation. A person may feel anxiety, this can lead to depression.

Especially people who have had emotional problems before adapt to this situation much more difficult. Even the gag reflex that a person gives when using a prosthesis can be an emotional reaction to tooth loss. Muscle function can be significantly impaired and cause poor coordination, inability to perform jaw movements correctly.


Everyone is somewhat worried about the dentist’s examination. But the increase in the size of anxiety prevents both treatment and makes the patient unhappy.

Anxiety towards the dentist is caused by financial worries, fear of pain, thinking about the possibility of not achieving the desired result, and often previous bad experiences. It is the response to the current or foreseen danger. It often occurs in people who have previously had traumatic experiences, negative memories of the situation. Tooth loss is often perceived as traumatic and is associated with aging. For this reason, patients who cannot physically adapt to the denture are also emotionally affected by tooth loss.


Fear is a reaction to a known danger.

Patients are often nervous, anxious, suspicious or even terrified.

A nervous patient can also cause the dentist to be nervous. The dentist must show patience and a sense of confidence. It will be difficult to predict the effects of this loss on the patient, especially when the patient will lose their teeth. Sometimes patients may think of the denture as aging, a change in appearance, a loss of productivity, and a general decrease in their value as an individual.

Some researchers have concluded that mood is important in determining the patient’s ability to adapt to the denture and accepting this condition.

Normal patients respond to fear and anxiety on three levels. The first level is the level of mental response. This is the highest level. The patient is willing to accept and face the difficulties in order to achieve certain results and benefits. The second level of the provided provision is of two types: physiological and psychological.

It can be expressed in various degrees of emerging resistance and hostility, which leads to quarrels. The third level of response is the lowest. These patients only look at what they want; they accept what is pleasant, they reject what is not. Such patients are not too worried about the outcome or nature of the treatment.

They do not accept what is comfortable and accept others.


At this stage, psychological factors are much more important in accepting the denture and adapting to the denture than the anatomical condition of the mouth and the quality of the prosthesis made. It is much more important to talk to patients and find out what they want before making prosthetics. Patients’ expectations represent their attitudes. If the patient’s expectations are beyond the limits of possibility and are too high, this will also cause complex and inconsistent reactions and dissatisfaction.

And no matter how well you make dentures for this type of patient, the result will be unsuccessful for the patient. The most correct thing to do at this stage will be to talk to the patient, talk about realistic results and raise his expectations to the right levels.


It is inserted into the body in a quick and not too painful procedure.

Unlike dental bridges, healthy teeth around the prosthesis are not damaged.

Because it is screwed to the jawbone, problems such as slurred speech, chewing difficulty, adaptation problems are avoided in contrast to dentures.

When taken care of and cleaned well, implants become long-term solutions.


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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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