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Banu Karayazgan Saraçoğlu

Prof. Banu Karayazgan Saracoglu graduated from İstanbul University, School of Dentistry in 1997 and completed her PhD in the department of prosthetic dentistry of the same university in 2003. She was awarded with an ITI scholarship at the implant center located in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department of University of Florida in 2003-2005.  She earned her associate professor position in 2011 and assigned as professor in 2017. She is a lecturer and head at the department of prosthodontics in Okan University, School of Dentistry. She is the education delegate of ITI Section Turkey&Azerbaijan and study club director. She is AND  ITI registered speaker and fellow. Her main fields of interests are maxillofacial defects, extraoral and intraoral implant applications, temporomandibular joint disorders and occlusion.

Long Term Success Criteria in Prosthetic Restorations

Prosthetic restorations have an important role in the practice of dentistry. High-quality prosthetic treatment can only be accomplished, if it is based on several key principles and specific criteria. These principles and criteria influence success and allow patients to use restorations for long periods of time. Considering that prosthetic restorations are performed with a high budget in all dentistry treatments, long term success is the first goal of the physicians in the name of the patients. Success can be achieved in many cases, depending on extensive clinical evaluations and strategies that used to pass them on. Failure, sometimes is a result of overlooking standard applications and sometimes is a result of confronting unnecessary risks. It is also important to note that the long-term success is depend on establishing a correct treatment plan. Although the criteria adopted and the methods used for restoration of natural tooth loss, which usually occur due to tooth decay, trauma, abrasion, etc., are similar in the past, the treatments for tooth loss have almost completely differentiated today. In particular, dental implant applications and implant prosthetic applications should now be viewed with a completely different perspective.