Implants contribute to the aesthetic appearance of people because they prevent bone loss in the area where they are applied. But they can also lead to the problems such as infection, nerve damage, sinus problems.

Turkey Medicals – Implants are a popular treatment solution for patients who have lost their teeth and do not want dentures. Implants surgically inserted into the jawbone allow people to eat more comfortably, like a real tooth. Implants also contribute to the aesthetic appearance of people, as they prevent bone loss in the area where they are applied.


One of the biggest dangers in implant application is the possibility that the risk of infection may occur after the implants are placed in the jawbone. This infection is usually related to the patient’s poor oral care. If you don’t clean your teeth and use dental floss and don’t repeat these practices after every meal, there will be an accumulation of bacteria in your mouth. Patients who use tobacco and tobacco products are at a high risk of developing an infection.

A high risk of infection results in the loss of implants. Other substances that will cause infection in implant loss can be listed as follows:

An implant that will be applied in the area of the jawbone that has been removed from the tooth can be revived by leaving remnants of infection related to the previously existing tooth.

Failure to observe the sterilization rules during the performed surgery may increase the risk of infection.

Excessive heating of the bone and the fact that the sets used in surgery are old sets that have lost their sharpness are among the factors that increase the risk of infection.

The implant to be used must also have the minimum characteristics specified by the World Health Organization. Fake and imitation implants are one of the factors that increase the risk of infection due to their content and production problems and can cause serious bone loss.


Nerve damage is one of the problems that may occur as a result of implant application. Nerve damage occurs when implants are used in the wrong direction and at the wrong lengths without making the necessary measurements.

Evaluation of panoramic and tomographic X-ray measurements to be performed before surgery plays an important role in preventing this damage. Nerve injury causes loss of sensation in the lips, chin and cheeks. It is also one of the factors that some of your existing teeth remain numb. The rupture of the neural network anywhere in our body can cause problems in different muscle and nervous systems elsewhere in our body. In most cases, such as reconnecting severed nerves or sewing nerves taken from the foot area to these areas like a connecting cable, it remains numb for life and reduces the patient’s quality of life.


Another risk factor for implants is sinus problems, which are the result of faulty implants applied to the upper jaw. These problems can be caused by a puncture of the sinus floor, a puncture of the sinus membrane, and an infection that the implant creates in this area after entering this cavity. It can also occur as a result of bone addition operations performed to gain bone in the sinus area. They can feel whining, pressurized and tingling. Increased pressure in the sinus cavity can be the cause of headaches. In advanced cases, migraine pain may develop due to this pressure in individuals.


It is especially often encountered in volumetrically small, elderly individuals. The thinness of the jawbone may break during the opening of the implant slot. In such cases, it is necessary to connect the jawbone with special equipment, and the patient’s lower and upper jaw are connected together and fed with a pipette. Oral implantology means that tissue-friendly materials (implants) are placed in the jawbone to replace teeth that have been lost for various reasons. The increase in scientific studies in recent years, with the development of technologically superior implants and supporting biomaterials, has increased the success rates from 85 percent in the 1985s to 98 percent between 1900 and. Now, when there is a lack of teeth today, an implant treatment plan is made without any damage to the natural teeth and dental implants are made to replace the lost teeth. Thanks to this, the lost function, aesthetics and phonation are restored. Dental implants; in general, it is often used for single tooth deficiencies, single or double-sided multiple tooth deficiencies, complete toothlessness cases and for orthodontic anchoring purposes.


Factors related to the doctor: The best practice of the surgical rules of the doctor who will apply the implant is to choose the most appropriate treatment model for the patient. In addition, it is necessary to determine what should be done and what should not be done by sharing the treatment plan with the patient.

Factors related to the patient: Having a good rapport with his/her physician throughout the treatment process and helping him/her determine the desired treatment plan in detail with his/her physician will increase success.

Factors related to the manufacturer: The materials used and manufactured in implantology are tissue-friendly, made of quality material that has been functioning for many years.


What is the success rate of implant treatments?

As natural teeth are lost, implants can also be lost. No technique in terms of health is 100 percent successful. In the world, the total survival rate of the implant in the mouth is between 95-98 percent, that is, the survival rate of the implant is between 95 percent. It is seen as a success that implants stay in the mouth for an average of 10 years with good treatment planning and appropriate bone volume. These periods are exceeded in many well-planned implants.

What are the causes of implant treatment loss?

Insufficient bone volume, insufficient bone quality, smoking, some systematic diseases, insufficient oral care, teeth tightening and parafunctional movements, periodontal, that is, gum diseases; to cause failures in implants.

Can an implant be made for every patient?

If the general health conditions are appropriate, the first condition for an implant to be made to a patient is that there is sufficient bone presence. If this is not enough, an implant can be applied using bone augmentation techniques. Implant treatment is a multidisciplinary field and takes a certain period of time. Patient selection and compliance with the patient seriously affect the level of success.

Can failed implants be re-made?

Yes As a rule, as a result of implant failure, if the bone is sufficient, it is possible to re-implant it in the same area at the end of a certain healing process, or by applying different methods of bone augmentation. For this reason, the possible failure and what to do in this case when planning implant treatments should be shared with the patients.

What is peri implantitis, how to prevent it?

Periantitis is called bone loss and inflammation that occurs around the implants in the short term or in the medium term after implants have been made. Poor oral care, improper implant prostheses and tooth tightening are the main reasons. Periodontitis can be treated with various treatment protocols, such as with natural teeth.


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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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