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cone beam international magazine of cone beam dentistry

_Thesuccessofdentalimplantreconstruction depends upon decisions made throughout the treatment process. The patient’s initial situation must be correctly assessed, with full consideration given to all the existing oral structures, including the teeth, bones and soft tissue. The time required forvarioustreatmentalternativesmustbecarefully weighed; time is a resource crucial to the comfort andwell-beingofthepatientandanimportantcost factor for the whole implant team. Advancements in computer-based technology, including 3-D imaging and advanced software applications, have made it possible to streamline and optimise the implant treatment workflow in ways that previously were unimaginable. The fol- lowing comprehensive case illustrates the results that can be achieved when adopting a completely digital approach to treatment planning, implant placement and immediate seating of an aesthetic full maxillary restoration. This approach combines processes that until now have been independent, enabling successful low-pain (morbidity) delivery of an exceptional result. _Case presentation A 65-year-old male patient presented with advanced periodontal disease. All his remaining maxillary teeth were loose (Figs. 1–5). The patient I case report _ dental implantology Fig. 1_A view of the initial situation from the left. Fig. 2_The frontal view of the initial situation. Fig. 3_A view of the initial situation from the right. Fig. 4_Models of the patient’s maxillae and mandible. 16 I cone beam2_2014 Computer-controlled implantology: Digital workflow facilitates resource-optimisedtreatment Authors_Uli Hauschild, Italy, Dr Albert van Hove, Monaco, Dr Sébastien Rousset, France & Dr Dominik Muylaert, Belgium Fig. 1 Fig. 3Fig. 2 Fig. 5 Fig. 7Fig. 6 Fig. 4