Prof. Dr. Tonguç Sülün

Prosthethic Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can be grouped under several sub-categories. It is very important to select the right treatment protocol according to evidence-based dentistry to treat TMJ disorders. There are specific diagnostic and treatment methods for each of these disorders. They usually require certain level of knowledge and experience. Occlusal splint is the most commonly used treatment approach for TMJ disorders. The aim of occlusal splints is to restore the lost static and dynamic balance of the stomatognatic system.

It is not always necessary to correct occlusion after temporomandibular disorders. But in certain cases, when Phase II treatment is initiated after Phase I; static and dynamic balange that has been restored may not match with occlusion. In such cases, it may be necessary to realign centric relation, increase vertical height and provide some liberation at the centric level. In this presentation, I will talk about Phase II treatment methods in the prosthetic Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders.

Tonguç Sülün was born in İstanbul in 1969. He graduated from İstanbul High School in 1987 and graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1992. After graduation, he started with the PhD studies and receives his Dr Med. Dent. degree in 1999. He received his associate professor degree from the department of prosthodontics in 2007 and professor degree in 2014. Dr.Sülün continues to his studies as lecturer at the same university. Dr. Sülün has worked as guest instructor and dentist at Munich Maximilian University in 1997-1998. He has 55 scientific articles which 25 of them published in international journals. He is author of 4 chapters in an international book and 3 chapters in two books which are published in Turkish.