Sunday, July 22nd 2018 4:20AM EDT

Locator® Abutment

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Locator® Chairside Technique

1. Healing plug being removed with a straight curette.

2. Guide pin inserted into the well of each implant.

3. Use depth gauge to measure and select the appropriate Locator® Abutments.

4. Locator® Abutments.

5. Insert and gently seat abutment.

6. Blockout spacer being placed over a Locator® Abutment.

7. Marker ink being placed on the housing to indicate its location relative to denture.

8. Denture being inserted.

9. Black ink indicating housing position.

10. Acrylic bur being used to provide room for the housing.

11. Flowable acrylic being injected into the denture.

12. Flowable acrylic being injected around the housing caps.

13. View of denture after being cleaned and polished.

14. Denture being inserted. Patient applying occlusal force while metal housing caps are being secured into the denture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locator® Abutment Considerations

  • Bicon strongly recommends the use of the Brevis abutment due to its flexibility in achieving parallelism with angled abutments.
  • Locator® Abutments are not available in the 2.5mm Post.
  • The Locator® Attachment features a denture component with a skirt that easily locates the mating implant abutment.
  • The self-aligning ability of the attachment aids the patient in positioning their prosthesis in a similar manner as a guide plane created by a milled bar.
  • The implant retained overdenture can be properly seated without damage to the attachment components. This is especially important for a patient lacking anatomical structures necessary to orient their denture due to a severely resorbed mandibular ridge
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Locator® Abutment and With Housing

The height of the Locator® abutment is measured from the bottom of the gold portion of the abutment to the shoulder of the Locator® abutment. The available heights are 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0mm.

 

 

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