Dental implants, modern materials and bone augmentation techniques have led to a radical change in the way we approach edentulous cases.
The most common surgical complications arise from incomplete diagnosis, planning or from faulty surgical approaches. Even in cases where surgery and osteointegration have gone smoothly, it often happens that the position of the implants in the bone is not beneficial for prosthesis and the final results are unsatisfactory.
It is clear that a correct diagnosis and very high precision of “planning” and of the surgical procedure are absolutely necessary in order to increase considerably the success rate and to uphold the principle: “primum non nocere“.
In order to achieve these goals, advanced dental imaging technologies, such as CBCT or intra-oral scanning, as well as new technologies in 3D printing of surgical guides, become practically indispensable.