Implant Stabilized Cast Partials
Using a locator attachment
These tissue-supported prostheses are an excellent option for your edentulous and partially edentulous patients. 85% of people with these types of restorations report they are healthier and are able to eat different food such as fruits and vegetables because of their stabilized dentures. The locator has two components: the abutment that screws into the implant and the nylon housing that is embedded in the prosthesis. Over time both of these components experience wear; depending on the patient, some will wear faster than others.
When talking to your patient about the wear of these components, you might offer the comparison of car maintenance, e.g. oil change twice a year, replace tires every few years. The nylon housing requires replacement every 6 months and the abutment will need to be replaced every few years. If the nylon housing is worn more frequently the denture or partial needs to be relined to extend the life of the housing and abutment. Few labs have our knowledge and experience with all implant systems. With over 60 years of combined hands-on implant experience, we are able to help your dental team from start to finish whether the case is a single-tooth screw-retained implant or a fixed removable overdenture.
The Locator® Overdenture Implant System
The unique Dual Retention innovation provides the LOCATOR® Attachment with a greater retention surface area than ever before available. Dual retention and pivoting action provide resiliency to maximize stability and longevity. Retention force can be evaluated chairside depending on patient preference for the level of ease-of-insertion and removal.
Extended Range Males
Extended Range Male’s pivoting action accommodates an insertion with up to 40° total divergence, allowing you to restore a non-parallel implant with up to 20 degrees of angulation. This calculates to an extensive 40 degrees of divergence between two implants.