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.

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The Locator® Overdenture Implant System

Locator Males

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Allows for insertion of the overdenture onto the dental implant abutment with up to 20° of divergence between both dental implants.

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 level of ease-of-insertion and removal

Extended Range Males

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Allow for insertion of the overdenture onto the dental implant abutment with up to an extensive 40° of divergence between dental implants.

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.

Zirconia Hybrid Implant Abutments

A hybrid abutment utilizes a titanium insert that engages the implant connector and has a 5 mm chimney for bonding the zirconia abutment form to the titanium base. Through CAD/CAM we design a zirconia transmucosal and post shaped abutment, mill and sinter. When finished, the titanium insert is bonded to the zirconia abutment.

Implant bonding instructions

Abutment torque settings and screw driver type

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Implant Treatment Options - 10 Year Follow-up

We have knowledge and experience of all implant systems. With over 50 years of combined hands-on experience, we have the design techniques and working solutions to make all your cases successful. Whether it be a fixed removable or a single tooth implant, we give every case our utmost care.

After 10 Years - The success of a challenging implant case.

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Implants placed in less than ideal position

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Custom abutment designed over implants with lingual screws.

Semi-precision attachments interlocking with adjacent crowns.

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All crowns have hairline metal margins. 10-year follow-up photos show that this case is being well-maintained by the patient. Restoration design has proven successful.