The fact that our teeth are healthy affects our entire body and mental health.

What is a bridge? A bridge is a dental treatment performed to replace one or more lost teeth. There are two types of bridges:

The first are fixed bridges (they stick together stably), and the other is movable bridges (they are installed and removed and cleaned after meals). Movable bridges are not very safe, and although stationary bridges are more expensive, they are more preferable than mobile ones. Fixed bridges are placed on natural teeth or implants and are usually connected to each other. There is also a method called ‘Maryland bridge’ in the form of restoration that does not require coating but is glued to the inside of the teeth on the side that look like teeth with metal or resin wings.


How to connect a fixed bridge?

Bridges in dentistry, like normal bridges, are made by supporting them from two sides with strong legs located on both sides of the cavity. These fixed bridges are made on solid, healthy teeth (abutment, foot) located on both sides of the hollow area and are filled with dec (pontic) teeth called intermediate dummy teeth. The supporting teeth are also cut to form the necessary gap so that the material needed for the prepared bridge can be placed on it in the form of a coating.

What is a bridge made for for a person?

Among the reasons for getting a bridge done are beautifying your appearance, restoring your dental health, and restoring proper dec to the mouth. The lack of back teeth causes your cheeks to collapse, making you look older. In addition, if there is a gap between your teeth, your teeth undergo changes to close this opening. Your speech may change, the teeth on the side may tip over and change places, the teeth may decayed, the teeth may open, gum pockets and bone loss are seen. A tendency to elongate and reach the opposite jaw is observed in the tooth opposite the lost tooth. In addition, if the number of teeth lost is more than one, more stress occurs on other teeth than usual, and the enamel wears out more than usual. In patients with severe teeth grinding problems, tooth loss on the back can lead to wear, fractures and cracks in the front teeth, and it begins to appear that the teeth deteriorate during laughter, causing the closure to collapse. Lost teeth also affect chewing, leading to extra strain on the jaws and joints.


How to clean a bridge?

A bridge teeth should be properly brushed and flossed around. There are special brushes and electronic brush heads that are designed to clean stationary bridges. Mouth showers and mouth juices will also be useful for cleaning teeth. Also dec dec there are december under the bridge to help use interface brushes and interdental cleaning devices, so that food that will accumulate in the meantime can be cleaned with specially designed tools.


What does a movable prosthesis mean?

Movable prostheses are removable prostheses that can be installed and removed, made in the form of a full prosthesis in which all the work is missing, or a segmented prosthesis in which some teeth that are missing in the lower and upper jaw are replaced. Full dentures are dentures that are supported only by the soft tissue inside the mouth and take the grip and chewing force away from it. Prostheses with movable sections in some cases receive support from both tissues and teeth, or simply receive it from teeth or implants.


Why are movable prostheses needed?

If a patient has lost all their teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident, moving prostheses will provide the support needed to properly perform the speech and chewing function.

What are the different types of movable prostheses?

Full dentures:

This type of movable prosthesis is performed after all the teeth of the patient are completely removed and the gums and bones are completely healed and placed in the mouth. Usually, the best measurements can be taken with specially made spoons that will fit on the prosthesis and all anatomical structures will come out. The teeth of the prosthesis are placed with a candle, so that the necessary corrections can be made by trying them inside the mouth. Immediate dentures:

These dentures are made so that the patient does not have to be toothless during the healing process following tooth extraction. The dentist takes a measurement from the patient immediately before the tooth extraction is performed and the prosthesis is prepared without an extra trial session. In this type of prosthesis, some corrections and priming operations may be needed. When the bone and soft tissue are reshaped after surgery, lining and correction procedures should be performed until complete recovery (most often about six months). Movable dentures on the teeth:

These types of dentures are very good alternatives compared to denture-free dentures that do not have a chewing sensation after tooth loss, which are insufficient to chew some foods. Cut teeth and implants act as binders and create a feeling of trust during speech and eating to the dentures on the teeth that come and are attached to them. Keeping the teeth in the mouth or placing an implant in the bone will help maintain the bone level below it. This type of prosthesis will prevent bone loss seen in the jaw after the loss of the tooth. The teeth undergoing root canal treatment are cut at the gum level and a paper clip is placed on the tooth to fit the above-tooth prosthesis. These teeth and implants act as a male part that matches the female part contained in the dental prosthesis. Movable segmented dentures:

These movable dentures are gum-colored dentures that are placed on the foundation, on adjacent teeth on the side in the form of metal nails or flexible metal-free alternatives. These devices will be useful prostheses for maintaining the health of the gums and bone until permanent implants are made. Prostheses with movable sections act as a placeholder, protecting the teeth from overturning, and eliminate aesthetic concerns by providing better speech and chewing.


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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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