LOCATOR® Attachment Systems

LOCATOR / LOCATOR attachment

Zest Locators

Store Assistant?
What is Store Assistant?

We created an online Store Assistant to help you quickly identify the correct products you need to select the appropriate abutment based on the criteria you enter. You will need to have the required information for each implant in order to find the correct abutment and additional items.

STEPS: Please select the top field “Select Product”, which will then provide a list of menu options in the dropdown boxes below. Please select from the additional options provided for that box, they include:

  • •    Implant manufacturer
  • •    Implant brand
  • •    Implant diameter
  • •    Tissue depth at the deepest point for cuff height selection

To select the proper Locator Males and additional items the following information is required:

  • •    Implant angulation within 0° - 10° or 10° - 20°
  • •    Technique for processing the Denture Caps into the denture
  • •    Direct Technique – chairside processing
  • •    Indirect Technique – Take an impression for laboratory processing
Step 1: Select Zest Type

Step 2: Select Manufacturer

Step 3: Select Implant

Step 4: Select Diameter

Step 5: Select Tissue Depth for Cuff Height

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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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ONE SYSTEM.
MULTIPLE BENEFITS.

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.

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.

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.

LOCATOR Males

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

Extended Range Males

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

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.

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.

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

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

LOCATOR IMPLANT ATTACHMENTS

LOCATOR DENTURE CAP AND BLACK PROCESSING MALE

LOCATOR BAR ATTACHMENTS

LOCATOR ROOT ATTACHMENTS