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Not filling the cavities in the mouth can cause your existing teeth to rot. Treatment of missing teeth should be carried out as soon as possible

Long-term dental deficiencies can be harmful to oral and general health. Dental deficiencies can make you look older than you are because they concern not only health but also aesthetics and are usually associated with old age. Eliminating the lack of teeth; It makes the shape of your face, aesthetics and smile incredibly beautiful. Removing missing teeth; Besides correcting your oral-dental health, it also allows you to eat and chew, while achieving aesthetic appearance along with functions increases your self-esteem. Having toothless cavities in your mouth affects the closure of your jaw. A tooth opposite the cavity extends into the cavity, disrupting the closure of your jaw and leading to problems with the jaw joint. The teeth around the pulled tooth, on the other hand, are turned over towards the resulting gap. Not filling the cavities for a long time can also cause food residues to get stuck in those areas and rot your existing teeth. Therefore, the treatment of missing teeth should be carried out as soon as possible. Each lost tooth causes the jawbone to dissolve earlier. Because the existing teeth support the jawbone. The process of dissolution of the jawbone, that is, its melting, is called resorption. As the time spent without teeth increases, jaw bone resorption also increases. The loss of bone, along with the loss of chewing function, also reduces the quality of life, as it causes changes in eating habits. Because chewing difficulties begin as soon as the tooth is pulled out. According to academic studies; 29 percent of those who use movable prostheses prefer soft and minced dishes, while 50 percent abstain from many dishes. Because the loss of the jawbone increases over time, the jaw may become at a level where the operation cannot be performed.


Fixed prostheses on implants are applications that are much more advantageous than fixed bridge prostheses that have been used for many years for single or multiple tooth deficiencies. First of all, the tooth tissues are protected by placing an implant only in the area where there is a gap, without shrinking the removed tooth or solid teeth located in front of and behind the teeth. In addition, in bridges without implants, there may be some problems with these teeth and even tooth losses, because the missing tooth or reduced support teeth meet the chewing load that the teeth must carry. Another disadvantage is the decay, gum problems and bad breath that can occur on the supporting teeth as a result of the heavy dissolution of the adhesive substance of bridge prostheses that remain in the mouth for many years. If the implant is on the prosthesis, this is not the case because the part of the implant that extends towards the mouth is glued or screwed onto it.


Full dentures are removable dentures that are applied to patients who have had all their teeth removed, which we know more as palate prostheses. The biggest complaints of patients using full prostheses are that their chewing activity is low, that is, they cannot grind food enough. Thanks to implants, fixed or movable implant prostheses can be applied to patients who are completely toothless. Because the implant, like the natural tooth in the mouth, has a structure that mimics the root of the tooth; chewing on fixed prostheses applied to it is effective, just as the patient chews with their own teeth. By applying a small number of implants, mobile prosthesis treatments are also possible on the implant instead of a fixed one. The advantage of these treatments is that they make it possible to chew much more effectively than dentures applied to toothless jaws.


Perhaps the most curious issue is how long the implants will remain in the mouth. After implant application, implants that become ossified, that is, become immobile in the jawbone, can remain in the jawbone for a lifetime. However, there is a misunderstanding between patients. Deciphering the diagnosis is difficult. The fact that the prostheses made on the implant are porcelain causes some patients not to pay attention to their oral hygiene. Since porcelain does not change color, does not stain and does not rot, patients do not show the importance they attach to their natural teeth to their prostheses. This condition can even lead to the loss of implants, as it disrupts oral hygiene and leads to gum disease. The cleaning rules in our natural toothed mouth should also apply to prostheses on implants. Another important issue in implant loss is the patient’s smoking habit. Smoking can also cause the implants to shake and lose. If the infections of the existing natural teeth in the mouth spread to the jawbone, neighboring implants may also be affected. Therefore, we should care about all our oral health. As an examination at least twice a year to prevent implant losses, we can prevent the risk of major problems with early interventions.


Computer tomography is used when preparing for implant application. Three-dimensional planning takes into account the anatomically important structures of the patient in connection with function and aesthetics.

Together with more detailed information about the implant and its surroundings, it makes it possible to apply the implant more successfully with fewer complications.

Planning includes selecting the right implant from the database, determining the position, depth and angle of the implant and placing it in the most appropriate way, and marking bone density and nerves around the implant.

Because the tomography information is obtained directly from the software, the patient does not need to be present when planning. Based on this information, high-precision operations are possible. Implants are adjusted in a functional way, based on the bone, quantity, aesthetic and prosthetic planning. It is possible to produce the exact prosthesis without applying the implant.

Inside the jawbone there is a complex network of vessels and nerves. Your dentist completely eliminates the risk of damage to these structures with a three-dimensional implant planning system.


The surgical guidance technology developed in Germany at the end of 2009 was simultaneously made available to patients in Turkey. Thanks to this technology, problems that may be encountered during implant applications are determined in advance, analyzed and no surprises are experienced during surgery. After the operation, there are no cuts, bleeding and stitches, so recovery is achieved very quickly. The overall functioning of the system is based on the surgical planning with very detailed digital tomography information received from the patient and the implementation of this plan to the patient during the intervention.


Classical surgical method, template application, piezo system, laser assisted and robotic surgery. The newest technology among dec methods is the technology of robotic surgery. This method, also known as navigated implant application, consists of three-dimensional implant planning and surgical navigation stages.


After the exact location of the implant is determined with three-dimensional planning, this information is transferred to the surgical navigation system. Guided by the sensors connected to the handpiece used by the dentist during the surgical intervention, the doctor opens the implant slot with minimal surgical intervention.

Thanks to the 3D navigation system, there is no need for flap opening surgery to reach the boundaries of soft tissue.

Therefore, implant surgeries are performed with a precision of 50 microns without suturing.


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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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