- Step-by-step presentation of virtual implant treatment planning
- Possibilities and limitations of CAIS
Prosthetic-driven implant placement is a key factor for successful implant therapy. In this context, Computer-Aided Implant Surgery (CAIS) offers an additional instrument for treatment planning and surgical implant placement considering prosthetic principles.
CAIS is a modern rehabilitation concept combining all involved disciplines in a team approach. The continuous technological progress, in both the computer-based development and the dental production process, ensures new possibilities in the clinical and technical workflows. Nowadays, even a fully digital pathway with a model-free protocol is feasible.
Virtual implant treatment planning is a powerful tool for pre-operative simulation of the expected treatment outcome. Therefore, a backward-driven treatment plan including the evaluation of prosthetic and surgical risk factors is essential for predictable and long-term stable results.