Oral surgery and periodontology


What do prosthetics in dentistry mean?

Prosthetics in dentistry deal both with function and aesthetics. We address various concerns such as tooth loss, tooth colour, and tooth shape through prosthetic procedures. Prosthetics can overlap with implantology and other dental branches depending on the specific problem and diagnosis we are addressing. Dental prosthetics are both complex and beautiful field, as it involve working within the limited space of the oral cavity while ensuring functionality and aesthetic appeal. The goal of dental prosthetics is to create prosthetic works such as crowns, bridges, or dentures that closely resemble to natural teeth, while also optimising their essential functions of chewing and biting.

Prosthetic solutions are basically crown, bridge on existing teeth, crown on one dental implant, bridge on more dental implants, fixed or mobile prothesis and combined prosthetic work which includes crown and prothesis combination. Accordingly, prosthetics are divided into fixed prosthetics, mobile prosthetics and combined prosthetics.

Fixed prosthetics

Fixed prosthetics include prosthetic work which remain permanently fixed in oral cavity and the patients cannot independently remove them from the oral cavity.

In fixed prosthetics, there are two types of anchoring elements: additionally reshaped existing teeth and/or dental implants. That’s why fixed prosthetics are divided in two main categories, so patients could understand it more easily:


Single crown on dental implant
A solo crown on a single implant is a permanent fixed prosthetic solution. Once placed, it remains securely in the patient's mouth and cannot be removed by the patient. Solo crowns on a single implant offer an excellent solution for patients who are missing a single tooth.
Dental bridge on multiple dental implants
Fixed restorations can be placed on either a single implant or multiple implants, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced and the amount and quality of bone in the specific area where prosthetic therapy with dental implants is recommended.
All on 4, all on 6 systems
In cases where a patient has no remaining teeth in the jaw and seeks a non-removable prosthetic solution instead of a removable denture, we can propose implant-supported systems such as All-on-4 or All-on-6.


Single crowns
A solo or individual crown is made on one previously prepared tooth. For example, if we can no longer replace the missing surface with the help of fillings or the crown of the tooth that we are replacing is completely destroyed.
Multi-tooth bridges
Most na više zuba izrađujemo kada nadomještamo veći broj zuba. Primjerice ako pacijentu nedostaju petica i sedmica te nema dovoljno kosti za postavljanje implantata, tada izrađujemo most od 4 člana - u tom slučaju brusimo četvorku i šesticu na koje cementiramo gotov fiksni rad.
Semicircula bridge with 12 dental elements
A bridge consisting of 12 elements in one jaw is commonly referred to as a semicircular bridge. Its construction involves a comprehensive rehabilitation of the teeth and surrounding structures, ensuring optimal longevity and meeting both functional and aesthetic requirements.


In dentistry, digitalisation has become an essential requirement for successful prosthetic and implant-prosthetic treatments. The digital scanner is a component of digital technology that is not yet widely available in many dental practices in Rijeka and its surrounding areas.

Why do we use oral scanner?

Physical impressions for temporary and/or fixed/mobile prosthetic work are gradually becoming obsolete. Now, instead of using traditional impressions, we are using a dental scanner to scan the entire jaw. The acquired data can then be processed as needed and sent to the dental laboratory, where crowns, bridges, or prostheses can be fabricated. The remarkable feature of this device lies in its precision, with minimal margin for error. With no more repetitive impressions required, a simple two-minute scan is sufficient for the technician to create your new smile. In addition to the enhanced accuracy, patients also benefit from avoiding the discomfort associated with impression materials typically used during traditional impressions.

Mobile prosthetics

Mobile prosthetics refer to prosthetic works that are not permanently affixed or cemented in the oral cavity, allowing patients to remove them independently for oral hygiene maintenance. Mobile prosthetic works are categorised into:

  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Prostheses with a metal base, commonly known as wiron or wironit prostheses.

Combined prostethics

Combined prosthetics, as the name implies, involves a combination of fixed and removable prosthetic work.

Typically, the fixed component consists of dental crowns or bridges, while the removable component includes a partial metal or acrylic prosthesis. The removable part, also known as attachments, is connected to the fixed portion using special hooks.

Patients have the ability to independently remove the mobile component to maintain oral hygiene.

“Prosthetics play one of the most important roles in dentistry encompassing both functionality and aesthetics.
A skilled prosthodontist not only ensures the correctness of your bite but also focuses on enhancing the beauty of your smile.
An excellent prosthetist goes even further by tailoring the aesthetics of your smile to reflect your unique personality.”