He obtained his DMD degree at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. In 2015, he began his speciality training in dental prosthetics at the University Clinic in Zagreb, University Hospital Center Zagreb, and in 2018 has obtained the title of specialist in dental prosthodontics. His clinical work mainly deals with implantology cases, reconstruction of worn dentition, mobile prosthetics, and modern principles of pre-prosthetic preparation and preparation of teeth. He places great emphasis on prosthetic soft tissue management, which is also the main topic of his lectures and workshops. He collaborates as KOL with international companies 3M ESPE, Bego implant systems, VPI Innovato Cervico. He is the author and co-author of several professional articles. He teaches at congresses and leads workshops in prosthetics and implant prosthetics in Slovenia and abroad. He maintains his clinical activities in a private clinic in Ljubljana.
Prosthetic driven soft tissue management concept – for a successful aesthetic result in implantology
Nowadays, patients have become more demanding about aesthetic results when replacing a missing tooth with an implant. The current trend is shifting from merely restoring the loss of function to complete restoring with which we want to achieve a natural appearance of restorations on implants. To completely fulfil the high level of expectations, it is imperative that we approach implantology holistically and with vision. The placement of the implants should be driven in a way that creates a sufficient amount of space for prosthetic components – prosthetic driven implantology. However, gingival architecture, referred to as pink aesthetics, is one of the essential factors for complete success in a restorative dental treatment. Many reconstructive surgical procedures have been developed to attain better aesthetic results of the pink components. Although, in restorative procedures it is very challenging to achieve an optimal balance between white and pink components and long-lasting results, especially if performing procedures separately. However, to successfully overcome mentioned concerns it is desirable to perform the prosthetic and soft tissue procedures simultaneously, immediately right from the beginning. Prosthetic components should be properly designed and applied at the right time during the soft tissue manipulation procedures – prosthetic driven soft tissue management. In this manner, the soft tissue is optimally shaped which is crucial to attained emergence profile of natural shape and size and successful final aesthetics results.