Predictability of the treatment
Using real 3D images for aesthetic implant surgery
In this case the 3D images were necessary because 2D images didn't suggest that any problem could occur in this apparent easy case.
Placing implants close to the alveolar nerve relying on 3D images and drill guides
Trauma of the alveolar nerve at implant insertion is a disaster not only for the patient and the clinician, but affects the public opinion on implant dentistry. This case shows that using interactive planning software based on CT images reduces the risk of complications substantially. What is an advantage for both patient and clinician.
Edentulous ridge (Dr. Sarment)
Case represented by Dr. Sarment, University of Michigan, MI, USA
Dr. Gamboa and the Hidden Tooth
A fully edentulous patient presented to his office and based on clinical examination and panographic radiographs, Dr. Gamboa decided this patient would be an ideal candidate for bilateral sinus graft and ridge augmentation. After consultation with Dr. Carl Misch, it was decided that prior to the ridge augmentation, a bone harvest surgery from the patient's hip would be necessary. Patient and clinician both looked forward to a successful surgery with lasting results. Protocol at the Misch Institute requires that treatment planning for each implant case must be based on data derived from a CT scan converted into a SimPlant study.