Featuring large-scale, full-color images, this timely book presents a novel approach to restorative treatment planning that greatly simplifies implant delivery and allows for more accurate and predictable treatment outcomes. Employing highly advanced CT technology, specialized scanning appliances are used to transfer prosthetically relevant information to the CT study, giving clinicians the means to develop a prosthetically directed surgical treatment plan that can be physically transferred to the patient via a surgical template. Because it is positioned in the patients mouth at the time of implant placement, this custom-made resin-based surgical template helps direct the precise placement, direction, and depth of the implant(s), resulting in a shorter and less painful surgical experience for the patient. Readers will benefit from the knowledge imparted by clinicians and researchers with many years of experience in computer-guided implant placement.
240 pp; 741 illus (mostly color)