Turkey Medicals, “Zygoma, that is, the cheekbone implant, has an advantage over other implants. Because the cheekbone is an excellent area for implants to hold on,” was said.

Dental implants can help you restore your natural smile. Your smile is your most precious asset. A friendly smile conveys warmth and openness to those who see it, while a beautiful smile offers confidence, youth and vitality.

If you have lost your teeth or are uncomfortable with your replaced tooth, you are not as satisfied with your smile as you should be.

If you can’t smile due to missing teeth or a partial or full denture that causes discomfort, you will be happy to know that there is a treatment that can give you back your smile thanks to dental implants.

Dental implants serve as root prostheses for missing teeth, providing a basis for new teeth in Turkey.


Dental implants offer you more important advantages compared to other treatment options:

Improved quality of life

The ability to re-enjoy a wide range of food

No need for complex dental adhesives

The care of implants is the same as that of natural teeth

Enhanced image

It helps prevent bone resorption, thereby preserving the natural lines

A better health

It improves chewing and, thanks to this, helps digestion

More self-confidence

Get rid of uncomfortable moments spent with unsupported prostheses.


There is no bone loss, it creates a beautiful appearance

Very easy to care for – just like your natural teeth

There is no harm to adjacent healthy teeth

A long-term solution

Increases the ability to consume a wide range of foods

Potential cost savings

If you have lost one or more of your teeth, a single implant and implant crown will replace a single missing tooth.

If you have lost all your teeth; several dental implants are placed to replace all missing teeth with a fixed prosthesis and your new teeth are added safely.

Multiple missing teeth are replaced by multiple implants and implant crowns or bridges

To replace all missing teeth with a removable prosthesis, two dental implants are inserted and locator inserts are used to strengthen your prosthesis


Ongoing bone loss

The potential need for complex adhesives

Limited aesthetic appearance and limited comfort

Have a short or medium term solution

Limitation of food options

Recurring costs.

Prosthetic teeth and implant placement in patients with extremely molten upper jaw bone present challenges for both surgeons and prosthetics specialists. If only conventional implants are to be used in patients with melted upper jaw bone, bone grafting may often be required before placing the implant in the area where the implant will be applied. This procedure usually involves raising the base of the sinus and performing bone grafts. In these applications, the fact that the treatment is laborious and difficult, the long duration of treatment, the costs and potential complications are important considerations. These are also important factors that cause patients to turn away from treatment.


Bone grafting methods are often avoided with zygoma (cheekbone) implants, and patients can continue to use a temporary prosthesis for the duration of treatment. Zygomatic implants, when used properly, provide an alternative treatment option for many patients with fused upper jaw bone.

The success of traditional implants applied to the upper jaw bone may be controversial depending on the amount and quality of the bone. Especially in patients with severely fused upper jaw bone or in patients who have had part or all of the upper jaw bone removed due to tumors, zygomatic implants have been an alternative to extensive surgical procedures in recent years. The main support of these implants, the length of which is from 45 mm to 55 mm, is provided by fixation to the cheekbone.


The surgical protocol for zigoma implants requires a highly skilled surgeon or extensive navigation techniques.

The main indications for implants of this particular type are as follows:

Maxillectomies performed after tumors (removal of the upper jaw bone)

Failures in the practice of providing bone in the upper jaw with bone grafts

In order to avoid the practice of providing bone in the upper jaw with bone grafts

The cheekbone is an excellent area for implants to hold on and provide support for the prosthesis. Most anatomical studies have confirmed this condition. The researchers agreed that the quality of the cheekbone is superior to the quality of the bone in the posterior region of the upper jaw. This allows the applied implant to hold on to the bone more strongly.

The most important complications in the treatment with zygomatic implants are the loss of implants. With the loss of the zygoma implant, there may be serious problems with receiving support from the posterior region, excessive forces may be applied to other implants. In order to correct the resulting imbalance, it is necessary to re-insert a second implant into the same area.

Radiographs, which include the ideal positioning of zygomatic implants

1- Radiographic image before the surgical stage

2- Radiographic image after surgery

3- Posterior-anterior radiography

4- Lateral head radiography.


Today, thanks to additional implants applied together with zygomatic implants, stabilization of prostheses applied to the upper jaw is achieved. But in order for this application to be performed, the amount of bone in the anterior region of the upper jaw should allow two, preferably four, conventional implants to be placed. In addition, there should be no infection in the sinuses of the patients and there should be an acceptable amount of soft tissue in the area where the implants will be placed. Treatment planning of patients should be carried out before the placement of implants. The patient’s medical and physical condition should be at a level that tolerates a two-hour surgical procedure and general anesthesia or deep sedation. The dental patient’s mouth opening should allow the placement of zygomatic implants with a length of 30 mm to 52.5 mm.


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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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