ZEST LODI Implants
AN IMPLANT DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR OVERDENTURES
Until now, choosing a narrow diameter implant often meant a sacrifice in attachment performance and ultimately patient satisfaction. In order to provide patients with the quality of care that they desire, an increasing number of clinicians are now recognizing the unique benefits of using the next generation of narrow diameter implants for retaining overdentures.
The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System (LODI) comes complete with the world’s leading overdenture attachment. LODI has answered clinician requests and patient demands for a less invasive, predictable and cost conscious technique for securing dentures.
The LODI system now allows you to treat patients with the minimum standard of care of an implant supported overdenture,* at a reduced cost and with greater satisfaction.
*The McGill Consensus Statement on Overdentures, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 24-25 2002.
NARROW IMPLANTS FOR ALL RIDGE WIDTHS
LODI is an ideal treatment alternative for the many patients with severe resorption, resulting in very narrow ridges for implant placement. These edentulous patients who are faced with the choice of bone grafting may decline treatment due to additional surgeries or financial reasons. LOCATOR Overdenture Implants may be placed using a minimally invasive, flapless procedure with intuitive instrumentation. The implants are made from strong Titanium alloy and are designed to provide primary stability when immediate loading is indicated.
A WELCOME ALTERNATIVE TO O-BALL MINI IMPLANTS
The LOCATOR Attachment’s dramatically reduced vertical height provides patient comfort when the denture is removed, as well as increased denture strength as compared to O-Ball Mini Implants.
A NARROW DIAMETER IMPLANT WITH BEST-IN-CLASS LOCATOR TECHNOLOGY
Easy to insert and remove by your patients, the ZEST Anchors LOCATOR Overdenture Attachment differentiating feature is the patented pivoting technology. Its innovative ability to pivot increases the attachment’s resiliency and tolerance for the high mastication forces an attachment must withstand. This streamlined performance leads to fewer problems, increased productivity and long-term patient satisfaction.
AWARD-WINNING, PATENTED PIVOTING TECHNOLOGY
The LOCATOR Male pivots in its permanent Denture Cap for a genuine resilient connection of the prosthesis without any resulting loss of retention. The male remains in static contact with the female socket, while the Denture Cap has a full range of rotational movement over the male. This pivoting action accommodates for the natural movements during occlusion, providing greater resiliency and prevents dislodgement.
When compared to attachments that don’t pivot and the overdenture is locked in a static hold, as a patient is chewing, the attachment can easily disengage because of the opposing forces of occlusion. LODI patients are able to enjoy a normal, comfortable chewing function with an unparalleled confidence in the secure fit of their overdenture.
VARIOUS RETENTION FORCE & DRAW CORRECTION OPTIONS – NOT JUST ONE
The LOCATOR Males and Extended Range Males offer multiple retention levels, 0-5lbs., allowing you to select the ideal retention and accommodate for draw correction of divergent implants based on the number of implants placed and typical patient masticatory function. By contrast, the typical O-Ball one-piece mini implant has only one level of retention and doesn’t allow for draw correction of divergent implants. This limits your treatment abilities, possibly compromising denture fit and function.
LOCATOR OVERDENTURE IMPLANT SYSTEM KIT
All of the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System osteotomy preparation instruments include easily identifiable laser etched depth markings for clear visibility when drilling and placing implants. A drill stop set is also included for an additional level of depth control. These features provide you with simplicity and security during osteotomy preparation, especially when using a flapless technique.