The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System (LODI) comes complete with the world’s leading overdenture attachment. LODI has answered clinician requests and patient demands for a less invasive, predictable and cost conscious technique for securing dentures.
The LODI system now allows you to treat patients with the minimum standard of care of an implant supported overdenture,* at a reduced cost and with greater satisfaction.*The McGill Consensus Statement on Overdentures, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 24-25 2002.
The LOCATOR Attachment’s dramatically reduced vertical height provides patient comfort when the denture is removed, as well as increased denture strength as compared to O-Ball attachments
Aggressive thread design that widens at the coronal portion providing primary stability when immediate loading may be indicated
Proven RBM roughened surface on entire length of the implant
Self-tapping design for ease of implant insertion and increased implant stability
The LOCATOR Male self-aligns and pivots inside the denture cap providing a genuine resilient connection that holds-up to patient mastication forces while providing attachment durability
LOCATOR Attachment is available in 2.5 and 4mm cuff heights for implant placement flexibility, attachment interchangeability and replacement should wear occur throughout time
Available in 2.4 and 2.9mm diameters and 10, 12 or 14mm lengths for placement in all ridges
Each implant is packaged with your choice of a 2.4mm or 2.9mm LODI implant, LOCATOR Abutment, Denture Cap, and LOCATOR Males with 3 different retention levels.
LODI is an ideal treatment alternative for the many patients with severe resorption, resulting in very narrow ridges for implant placement. These edentulous patients who are faced with the choice of bone grafting may decline treatment due to additional surgeries or financial reasons. LOCATOR Overdenture Implants may be placed using a minimally invasive, flapless procedure with intuitive instrumentation. The implants are made from strong Titanium alloy and are designed to provide primary stability when immediate loading is indicated.
The LOCATOR Attachment’s dramatically reduced vertical height provides patient comfort when the denture is removed, as well as increased denture strength as compared to O-Ball Mini Implants.
Easy to insert and remove by your patients, the ZEST Anchors LOCATOR Overdenture Attachment differentiating feature is the patented pivoting technology. Its innovative ability to pivot increases the attachment’s resiliency and tolerance for the high mastication forces an attachment must withstand. This streamlined performance leads to fewer problems, increased productivity and long-term patient satisfaction.
The LOCATOR Male pivots in its permanent Denture Cap for a genuine resilient connection of the prosthesis without any resulting loss of retention. The male remains in static contact with the female socket, while the Denture Cap has a full range of rotational movement over the male. This pivoting action accommodates for the natural movements during occlusion, providing greater resiliency and prevents dislodgement.
When compared to attachments that don’t pivot and the overdenture is locked in a static hold, as a patient is chewing, the attachment can easily disengage because of the opposing forces of occlusion. LODI patients are able to enjoy a normal, comfortable chewing function with an unparalleled confidence in the secure fit of their overdenture.
The LOCATOR Males and Extended Range Males offer multiple retention levels, 0-5lbs., allowing you to select the ideal retention and accommodate for draw correction of divergent implants based on the number of implants placed and typical patient masticatory function. By contrast, the typical O-Ball one-piece mini implant has only one level of retention and doesn’t allow for draw correction of divergent implants. This limits your treatment abilities, possibly compromising denture fit and function.
All of the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System osteotomy preparation instruments include easily identifiable laser etched depth markings for clear visibility when drilling and placing implants. A drill stop set is also included for an additional level of depth control. These features provide you with simplicity and security during osteotomy preparation, especially when using a flapless technique.