Select the proper Locator abutment based on the prosthetic platform and the tissue height. Measure the tissue thickness from the top of the implant to the crest of the gingiva at its highest point. Choose the abutment cuff height that exactly equals the tissue height or is slightly taller.
An abutment is a superstructure, the connector between the implant inserted in the bone and denture. One of these abutments with a narrowly specific function in dental implantology is the Locator abutment which is designed for use with overdentures or partial dentures supported completely or partially by implants.
Subsequently, question is, how do you torque locator abutment? The margin of the LOCATOR® abutment should be positioned slightly above the height of the soft tissue. Hand tighten the abutment with the LOCATOR® driver. Then torque the abutment to 35 Ncm using the Straumann ratchet with torque control device and LOCATOR® driver.
Correspondingly, how do you determine Locator abutment height?
Using a periodontal probe, measure the height of the gingiva at the highest point and select the cuff height of the LOCATOR Abutment that corresponds to that measurement. If it is 2mm, choose a 2mm cuff height. An additional 1.5mm of Abutment height will extend above the gingiva to accommodate for the Denture Cap.
What is a locator denture?
LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System. The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant is a permanent two-piece Implant solution that incorporates the industry’s gold standard LOCATOR Attachment System available in narrow or standard ridge diameters.
What is implant overdenture?
Dental Implant Treatment Dental implants are small titanium anchors that are permanently placed into your upper and/or lower jaw bone. Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants.
How much does implant supported dentures cost?
In addition, the experience of your dentist and the area in which you live can alter how much your implant-supported dentures cost. A complete set of custom dentures can cost between $1,500 and $4,000 when fabricated from porcelain.
What is a retrofit denture?
Give Your Denture Increased Chewing Power and Stability. Placing implants and retrofitting your existing denture is known as denture stabilization. With your denture stabilized by dental implants, loose dentures, and all of the inconvenience and discomfort, are a thing of the past.
How do you reline a denture locator?
take reline impression and use Locator analogs to make reline model. I’ve found that it’s more consistent to remove the existing metal housings, insert black processing inserts, place assembly over female abutments and then take reline impression. The analogs would then be inserted and reline model fabricated.