LOCATOR® Overdenture: This new implant system is designed exclusively for overdentures

May 13, 2013

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System by ZEST Anchors is a predictable, durable option for patients who need an effective, economical technique to secure their dentures.

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System by ZEST Anchors is a predictable, durable option for patients who need an effective, economical technique to secure their dentures.

In the past, choosing a narrow diameter implant for patients with narrow ridges who declined bone grafting often meant a sacrifice in attachment performance and ultimately decreased patient satisfaction.

There is a new treatment option for these patients – introducing the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System (LODI).

The features

LODI features intuitive surgical instrumentation designed with safety in mind; narrow diameter implants for denture patients with narrow ridges; the world’s leading overdenture attachment, LOCATOR; and a male processing pack for customizing retention levels and draw correction.

The LODI System incorporates a unique two-piece coronal design not found with O-Ball mini implants, a critical feature that optimizes patient satisfaction by providing flexibility for simple attachment interchangeability and replacement should wear occur throughout time. This allows for easier case planning, implant surgery and restorative process.

In addition, LOCATOR’s dramatically reduced vertical height increases patient comfort when the denture is removed and provides increased denture strength (Figs. 1a and 1b).

The system

Featuring convenient, all-inclusive packaging, the system is comprised of 2.4 or 2.9 mm diameter implants (available in 10, 12 and 14 mm lengths), a detachable LOCATOR Attachment (available in a 2.5 or 4 mm cuff height), as well as a LODI Male Processing Pack (Fig. 2). The processing pack is ideal for customizing retention levels and addressing draw correction, ultimately improving ease of denture placement and removal for the patient.

How it’s made

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant is manufactured from the strongest titanium alloy available and features a proven RBM roughened surface on the entire length of the implant. LODI also incorporates a self-tapping design for ease of implant insertion, as well as an aggressive thread design that widens at the coronal portion, providing primary stability when immediate loading may be indicated.

Intuitive instrumentation

LODI osteotomy preparation instruments are designed to be intuitive, with easily identifiable laser etched depth markings for clear visibility when drilling and placing implants, a key benefit when used with a flapless technique for better patient comfort.

How it’s different

The LOCATOR Attachment provides superior benefits known worldwide, including its patented pivot technology, customizable levels of retention and draw correction of divergent implants up to 40°.

All of these benefits combined offer a clear distinction when comparing LODI to the O-Ball mini implant treatment option. Why compromise with an inferior treatment option? The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System is a less invasive, predictable and durable implant-retained overdenture for patients requiring an effective, cost-conscious technique for securing their denture.

For more information, visit ZESTAnchors.com or call 855-868-LODI (5634).

LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System by ZEST Anchors is a predictable, durable option for patients who need an effective, economical technique to secure their dentures. ZEST Anchors