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An easy and affordable way to improve the fit of your patient's denture.
LOWEST VERTICAL HEIGHT: The total height of the Locator Attachment (abutment plus male) is only 3.17mm on an externally hexed implant, and 2.5mm on a non-hexed implant.
USE WITH NON-PARALLEL IMPLANTS: The Locator Replacement Males can be used to restore an implant with up to 10 degrees of divergence (20 degrees between implants).
The Locator Extended Range Replacement Males can accommodate a divergent implant between 10 and 20 degrees (40 degrees between implants).
Locator R-Tx ™ (Newest locator system) 50% increase in pivoting capability to 60° between implants.
Locator male extended range
Legacy locator retention chart
Identify the system and diameter of each implant. Remove the healing abutments.
Using a periodontal probe, measure the height of the gingiva at the highest point and select the cuff height of the locator abutment that corresponds to that measurement. If it is 2mm, choose a 2mm cuff height. An additional 1.5mm of abutment height will extend above the gingiva to accommodate the seated denture attachment housing and nylon retention insert.
Place the locator abutment into the implant using the golden side of the Locator Core Tool or the Locator Tool Insert found in your Implant Prosthetic Kit and hand tighten. Radiograph each interface to confirm that the abutment are fully seated on the implants by placing the film perpendicular (90°) to the interface.
Complete the seating of the abutment by using a calibrated torque wrench. Tighten the locator abutments to 30Ncm.
PLACEMENT OF THE LOCATOR IMPLANT ABUTMENt
Experts recommend that overdenture abutments should be brushed at least once a day with a gel toothpaste to remove plaque and to stimulate gingival tissues, followed by applying a 0.4% Stannous Fluoride gel.
The patient should be instructed to periodically visit their dentist for professional cleanings and attachment evaluation. Use plastic instruments for scaling the attachments. Do not use metal instruments which may create scratches.
Good oral hygiene is vital to attachment success. The Locator Implant Abutments must be thoroughly cleaned each day to prevent wear of the abutments due to buildup of abrasive plaque in the socket of the abutment. The use of a soft nylon bristle or end-tufted toothbrush, and superfloss to polish the abutments should be taught. A non-abrasive gel toothpaste, and an irrigation system is recommended to keep the socket of the Locator Abutment clean.
Patients should maintain a three to four month recall for cleaning and attachment evaluation. The inside socket of the Locator Abutment and the sulcus area around the implant abutment are the primary areas of concern. Use plastic instruments for scaling the abutments. Do not use metal instruments which may create scratches on the abutment surface. Examine patients for signs of inflammation around the implant abutments, and for implant mobility. Use a 30N-cm torque wrench
For more information go to: zestdentalsolution.com or contact the applicable implant manufacturer.