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TESTIMONIALS

Robert C. Vogel, DDS testimonial
Dr. Luis Giner testimonial
Dave Hodson testimonial
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TESTIMONIALS

The Locator is our attachment of choice. We like its versatility and the availability of abutments for any implant system we use. Our patients can immediately insert and remove their over dentures with little instruction, making them very happy and saving us a great deal of chair time.

- Robert L. Blackwell, DDSClinical Associate Professor
Director of Implant Dentistry
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Alton, IL

I have been using Locator attachments to restore my patients for over 10 years. The precision, predictability and durability of the attachments have been outstanding. The fact that I rarely need to replace the males has increased my productivity and profitability. Locator has truly improved my patients' quality of life.

- Robert C. Vogel, DDSPalm Beach Gardens, FL

I used the Zest Anchor, then ZAAG, and now Locator. I am happy with this system and the evolution of attachments from Zest. Locator is better and easier – angulated implants can be restored up to 20 degrees and the attachments are available with different levels of retention. And these are only a few of Locator's great qualities.

- Dr. Lluis GinerDentistry and Dean Associate for Research
School of Dentistry, UIC
Catalonia, Spain

When our customers prescribe a bar with removable prosthesis, we incorporate Locator Bar Attachments as retention whenever possible. Our bar manufacturers have the ability to drill and tap for placement of the Locators on the bars. Using this method, we are able to provide dentists and their patients with the same benefits of the original Locator when the treatment plan calls for a bar.

- Dave HodsonHarmony Dental Laboratory
Jacksonville, Fl

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LOCATOR.THE SIMPLE SOLUTION.

Easy to insert and remove by your patients, LOCATOR Attachments are designed with customizable levels of retention and a low vertical profile. Most important, however, is its innovative ability to pivot, which increases the attachment’s resiliency and tolerance for the high mastication forces an attachment must withstand, allows it to compensate for the path of insertion even with up to 40 degrees of divergence between implants, and provides exceptional durability. This patented pivoting action, along with the attachment’s self-aligning design, also provides ease of seating the denture by the patient.

  • Implant Attachment Illustration

    IMPLANT ATTACHMENT

    The LOCATOR Implant Attachment with patented pivoting technology is the premier system for implant-retained overdentures. According to recent studies, a two implant-retained, tissue-supported overdenture restoration is considered the new minimum standard of care for edentulous patients. More than two implants may also be placed for an implant-supported overdenture.

  • Bar Attachment Illustration

    BAR ATTACHMENT

    When a case calls for an overdenture bar, the LOCATOR Bar Attachment provides the same pivoting technology, self-aligning feature, superb retention, and exceptional durability, all in a low-profile design. It also offers three options for the fabrication of a resilient attachment on an implant-supported cast alloy or milled titanium bar.

  • Root Attachment illustration

    ROOT ATTACHMENT

    In clinical situations where healthy tooth roots can be prepared for placement of attachments to retain an overdenture, the LOCATOR Root Attachment delivers great versatility. Its supra-radicular design gives you the choice of a straight post and 10- and 20-degree angles to accommodate divergent roots, as well as a special cast-to version.

  • Male Attachment Cap

    LOCATOR MALE

    Allow for insertion of the overdenture with up to 20 degrees of divergence between implants and are available with 1.5, 3 or 5 lbs of retention forces.

  • Extended Range Attachment Cap

    EXTENDED RANGE MALE

    Allow for insertion of the overdenture with up to an extensive 40 degrees of divergence between implants and are available with 0, 1, 2 or 4 lbs. of retention forces.

Core Tool for Overdenture Attachments

LOCATOR CORE TOOL

The LOCATOR Overdenture Attachment System features a Core Tool that contains 3 tools in 1. This convenient tool is used to carry and place the LOCATOR Abutment, remove the LOCATOR Male, and insert the male into the LOCATOR Denture Cap. Insert drivers for various types of torque wrenches are available to achieve 30 Ncm of torque.

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  • Pivoting versus non-pivoting attachment comparison

    PIVOTING VS. NON-PIVOTING

    With the LOCATOR Attachment, the pivoting ability of the LOCATOR Males and the Denture Cap at various points during seating and in function deliver a host of benefits including self-aligning ability, angulation versatility, greater resiliency and exceptional durability. The Denture Cap’s ability to gently pivot in any direction over the male accommodates the natural movements during occlusion and the pliancy of the soft tissue supporting the overdenture, providing greater resiliency and keeping it from dislodging. Patients are able to enjoy a normal, comfortable chewing function and unparalleled confidence in the secure fit of their overdenture. Compare this with attachments that don’t pivot. Without the pivoting action, the overdenture is locked in a static hold. As the patient is chewing, the attachment can easily disengage because of the opposing forces of occlusion.

  • Overdenture self-align illustration

    SELF-ALIGN DESIGN

    During seating, while the LOCATOR Male pivots inside the Denture Cap, the system’s self-aligning design centers the male on the attachment before engagement. These two actions in concert allow the LOCATOR to self-align into place, enabling patients to easily seat their overdenture without the need for accurate alignment and without causing damage to the attachment components. This self-aligning feature also increases the durability of the LOCATOR Attachment.

  • Pivoting angulation of LOCATOR Males
  • Extended Range Males pivoting ability

RETENTION AND ANGULATION VERSATILITY

With options of either LOCATOR Males or Extended Range Males, the LOCATOR Attachment System provides maximum versatility in retention and angulation to suit each patient’s needs.

  • LOCATOR Males

    The pivoting ability of LOCATOR Males allows for insertion of the overdenture with up to 20 degrees of divergence between implants. LOCATOR Males are available in 3 different retention force options – 1.5, 3 or 5 lbs. In addition, LOCATOR Males include a unique Dual Retention feature that includes inside and outside retention, which provides the LOCATOR Attachment with a greater retention surface area than ever before available with other attachments, providing greater resiliency to maximize stability and durability.

  • Extended Range Males

    The pivoting ability of the Extended Range Males allows for insertion of the overdenture with up to an extensive 40 degrees of divergence between implants. Extended Range Males are available in 4 different retention force options – 0, 1, 2 or 4 lbs.

  • dual retention feature with 3 force options

    Dual retention, pivoting action provides resiliency to maximize stability and longevity.

  • extended range retention force options

    Extended Range Male's pivoting action allows for insertion with up to 40º total divergence.

  • Denture Cap Resiliency

    GREATER RESILIENCY

    The LOCATOR Male remains in static contact with the attachment while the Denture Cap, which is processed into the overdenture, has a full range of rotational movement over the male for a genuine resilient connection of the prosthesis without any resulting loss of retention.

  • Denture Attachment cycle table

    EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY

    Both the LOCATOR’s pivoting technology and its dual retention feature that includes inside and outside retention ensure long-lasting performance of the attachment, as shown by an independent laboratory test comparing the LOCATOR to the Stern ERA implant attachment during 60,000 cycles of function.

  • overdenture vertical height comparison

    LOWEST VERTICAL HEIGHT

    The LOCATOR Male remains in static contact with the attachment while the Denture Cap, which is processed into the overdenture, has a full range of rotational movement over the male for a genuine resilient connection of the prosthesis without any resulting loss of retention.

DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS


  • LOCATOR IMPLANT ATTACHMENTS



    Implant attachment system dimensions
  • LOCATOR DENTURE CAP AND
    BLACK PROCESSING MALE

    implant denture cap dimensions

Cuff height, thread diameter and thread length vary by implant system.

LOCATOR BAR ATTACHMENTS



  • bar attachment drill and tap dimensions
  • laser weld and cast-to dimensions

LOCATOR ROOT ATTACHMENTS



  • root attachment dimensions
  • locator root dimensions