Today, computer-guided implant placement (CGIP) is possible in everyday clinical practice, resulting in the precise implementation of the treatment plan and the accurate placement of implants with the use of three-dimensional interactive imaging software . The software makes possible the direct link between anatomic interpretation, surgical and prosthetic treatment planning, and precise surgical execution . Bone preparation, in relation to the position, angle, and depth of the implant, is guided through computerized digital procedures, and patient-specific surgical guides are developed to obtain the optimum result of the insertion of implants in predetermined, prosthetically acceptable positions .2-9

The aim of this book is to present in a simple but detailed manner the practical application of CGIP . Significant effort has been made to describe this new philosophy in a way that the clinician can understand and incorporate in everyday clinical practice . The correct strategy for diagnosis and treatment planning, application of specialized software, surgical guides used, and instruments required are presented step by step with illustrations and figures . The numerous advantages as well as the drawbacks of the method are discussed, and the literature related to the accuracy of CGIP and its clinical relevance is presented .