The next generation of the world’s leading overdenture attachment system.
Unveiling LOCATOR R-Tx, a better, simpler, and stronger system that relies on the same restorative techniques as the award-winning LOCATOR®.
At ZEST Anchors, we proudly claim a 40-year heritage of overdenture attachment innovation.
Over the past decade and a half, the LOCATOR Attachment System has grown dramatically, evolving into the undisputed market leader for implant-retained, tissue-supported overdenture attachments. Trusted by the industry, the clinician community, and patients alike.
In keeping with our innovative spirit, ZEST has continued to refine and even reimagine LOCATOR. We started by listening to you, the influential specialists, clinicians, and manufacturers. Then, our engineers put those ideas to the test and into real application.
THE LOCATOR R-Tx™
REMOVABLE ATTACHMENT SYSTEM
EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN WITH PRACTICAL BENEFITS
DuraTec™ Titanium Carbon Nitride Coating is aesthetic, harder, and more wear resistant.
Industry standard .050"/1.25mm* hex drive mechanism.
Dual retentive surfaces for engagement & narrower coronal geometry for easier seating of the overdenture.
50% increase in pivoting capability to 60° between implants.
Convenient all-in-one packaging.
Enhanced geometry to resist movement & anodized pink for improved aesthetics.
The new shade of strength and LOCATOR® innovation.
Strength meets function in the innovative new LOCATOR R-Tx™. Composed of multiple layers of titanium carbon nitride and titanium nitride, the patent pending DuraTec Coating provides a harder, more wear resistant Abutment exterior. In fact, it's over 30% harder, has more than 25% greater wear resistance, and possesses a nearly 65% reduction in surface roughness than ZEST’s already industry-leading titanium nitride coating. Increased strength is complemented by an aesthetic gingiva tone, but is distinct enough to provide proper visibility for the patient. It all adds up to a revolutionary combination that’s not available in any other Abutment on the market today.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND
DuraTec is composed of multiple layers of titanium nitride and titanium carbon nitride achieving increased strength, wear resistance, and reduction in roughness.
THE NEW DRIVE MECHANISM
Industry standard .050”/1.25mm* hex drive mechanism simplifies placement. Smaller center cavity reduces area for food and plaque accumulation.
EASIER DENTURE SEATING WITH PIVOTING TECHNOLOGY
The magic of LOCATOR® has been that the Nylon Retention Insert pivots within the Denture Attachment Housing during insertion/removal, resulting in a resilient system that has allowed patients to seat their overdenture without damaging the components, even in the presence of divergence or convergence between implants.
Patented modifications to the Denture Attachment Housing now allow the Housing to pivot up to 30° over the seated LOCATOR R-Tx Nylon Retention Inserts to treat a maximum of 60° convergence/divergence between implants, eliminating the need for pre-angled abutments.
Legacy LOCATOR/Standard Retention Insert
Legacy LOCATOR/Extended Range Retention Insert
LOCATOR R-Tx Retention Insert
The dual engaging geometry of the Abutment offers a narrower leading edge and taper-like effect to allow the patient to more easily align and properly seat the overdenture.
ATTACHMENT HOUSING DESIGN
ATTACHMENT HOUSING DESIGN
Horizontal grooves and flats resist vertical and rotational movement, and a channel inside the top of the Housing enhances pivot range of motion. New pink anodization improves aesthetics in areas of thin denture acrylic.
EFFICIENT ABUTMENT/INSERT ENGAGEMENT
The Nylon Retention Inserts now engage dual retentive surfaces on the exterior of the Abutment. No internal engagement prevents debris and plaque accumulation within the drive mechanism from impacting proper seating of overdenture.
NEW RETENTION INSERT DESIGN
Improved design resists edge deformation. Simplicity is also top of mind – the system utilizes only one set of Retention Inserts with straightforward retention values – Zero, Low, Medium, High.
Custom designed all-in-one, double-ended vial separately holds Abutment and Processing Components providing all necessary components for the case with one part number.
CUSTOM RETENTION INSERT TOOL
Dual-sided tool for easy insertion and removal of the LOCATOR R-Tx™ Retention Insert. Metal Slot Feature on the back of the Tool Handle allows the clinician to disengage a Retention Insert without the risk of tearing gloves.
LEGACY LOCATOR® COMPARED TO THE NEW LOCATOR R-Tx
Angle Correction/Pivot Function
Denture Attachment Housing
DuraTec™ Titanium Carbon Nitride. Aesthetic pink gingiva color is harder & more wear-resistant.
Standard .050"/1.25mm* hex drive.
Coronal Abutment dimension narrower to improve patient alignment & seating.
Always dual engagement using single set of Retention Inserts.
Maximum 30° per implant.
Anodized titanium (pink) for aesthetics; grooves & flats resist vertical and rotational movement; enhanced pivot function.
Only one set of Inserts; simplified retention levels (zero, low, medium, high); improved design to resist edge deformation.
Custom all-in-one, double-ended vial packaging.
Titanium Nitride (gold colored).
Dedicated Core Tool.
Coronal portion of the Abutment is wider & more challenging for the patient to orient the seating position.
Dual engagement with Standard Males, single with Extended Range Males.
Maximum 20° per implant with Extended Range Inserts, 10° with Standard Inserts.
Titanium with horizontal grooves to resist vertical movement.
Standard and Extended Range Nylon Male Inserts; retention level in pounds.
Components sold in separate packages.
PURCHASE TWO ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGES ($310), AND RECEIVE
THE NEW RETENTION INSERT TOOL FREE ($55 VALUE)!
*Excluding connections that utilize .048" hex drive mechanism. Please contact your implant company provider for more information.