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Dental prosthetics

About dental prosthetics

Dental prosthetics in CroatiaProsthetics is a branch of dentistry responsible for replacement of lost teeth and soft tissue in the oral cavity. We differentiate between fixed and removable dentures, and dental prosthetics includes complete dental prosthesis, partial dental prosthesis, dental crowns, dental bridges and veneers.

Fixed prosthetic works

Elements permanently implemented in the mandibular arch and maxillary arch, which cannot be removed by the patient are called fixed prosthetic works.

Dental crowns

Aesthetically unacceptable or damaged teeth can be improved by using dental crowns. The tooth on which dental restoration will be done must be prepared by previous grinding. After preparation a tooth impression is made according to which a crown, which will fit perfectly, is fabricated in the dental laboratory. Modern dentistry prefers all-ceramic crowns which imitate the look of natural teeth.

Dental bridges

Dental bridge includes at least three crowns, and two of them have the role of the abutment of the bridge, which is affixed to grinded teeth or implants. The bridge replaces the loss of one or more teeth in a row. Once placed the dental bridge will prevent withdrawal of the gums, deterioration of the jawbone and collapsing of neighboring teeth. Besides, it will greatly improve the aesthetics of your smile.


VeneersIn order to reduce spaces between the teeth, restore discolored teeth, fractured enamel and caries, we can use ceramic veneers. These are a great solution for frontal teeth because they cover only frontal surface of the tooth and require less grinding of the teeth than placement of a dental crown. In order to place a veneer we have to grind only a thin layer, which makes it perfect for aesthetics of the tooth. Ceramics which it is made of is very similar to glass and will therefore give you natural look of the teeth together with a beaming smile.

Removable prosthetic works

Removable prosthetic works are classified in complete and partial dental prosthetics. We use them when it is not possible to make a fixed prosthetic work. Complete prosthetic works can be anchored on placed implants.

Complete denture

Dental technicianIn case of edentulism we use complete dentures to replace the missing teeth and tissue. We first have to pull out all the leftover teeth form the patient’s mouth (if there are any) and we place provisional dentures, that the patient has to wear until the tissue heals and until the jawbone is completely formed. After the jawbone is formed and there are no further changes, conventional dentures are fabricated, i.e. permanent dentures which will allow our patient to eat, speak and smile normally.

Partial denture

In case more teeth are missing we use partial dentures to fill the row of teeth. Although it can be completely acrylic, it is recommended to make a metal base to which teeth and tissue are affixed. Partial dentures are connected to your healthy teeth by joints.

Partial denture with spring joints

Partial denture with spring joints is attached to the crown of the last tooth in the row. The main difference between common partial dentures and dentures with spring joints is it’s precision, less load for natural teeth and greater aesthetic value.

Partial telescopic dentures

As a kind of transition between removable dentures and cemented bridge is partial telescopic denture. It consists of two crowns, inner of which is cemented to the tooth, and the outer crown is built in the prosthesis. The crown placed on the abutment teeth is commonly made of gold.

All-On-4 systems or implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures or All-On-4 system represents an ideal and quick solution for edentulism, where removable dentures cannot be fixed enough or complicate speaking and chewing. By placing 2 to 4 implants in the mandible and 4 implants in the maxilla we get a strong base to affix the prosthesis. Ball screws or bars are attached to implants which will carry the prosthesis. Prosthesis affixed in this way can be removed for cleaning, whereas the risk of falling out and awkward situations disappears completely.