When preparing to send us a case which requires our lab to place the Locator Male, please proceed with the following steps.

 

Option A: Using the Impression Copings:

  • Insertion of the proper Locator Implant Abutment at tissue level has been completed.
  • Place a LOCATOR Impression Coping with Black Processing Male onto each Locator Abutment (FIG 1). These require 4.5mm of height. A low profile alternative is using the metal housings.
  • Take an impression using a firm body impression material, exercising caution not to compress the soft tissue. The Locator Impression Coping is designed with minimum retention to be picked up with the impression material.
  • Snap a LOCATOR Abutment Analogue onto each Impression Coping in the impression. The analogue must not fall off when turned upside down with vibration (FIG 2). *Our laboratory will complete this step.

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Option B: Using the Metal Housings instead of Impression Copings:

  • Insert a LOCATOR Cap with Black Processing Male into each cemented female--or if you choose the #8505 impression analogue (FIG 3).  The built in spacer of the Black Processing Male will maintain the overdenture in its upper limit of vertical resiliency during the processing procedure.
  • Take an impression using a firm body impression material, exercising caution not to compress the soft tissue (FIG 4).  When the impression is withdrawn, the Processing Cap Males will remain in the cemented females.
  • Remove the Processing Cap Male from each female and snap it into a LOCATOR Female Analog (FIG 5) #8516.  Reposition this assembly back into the impression making sure it is fully seated (FIG 6). *Our laboratory will complete this step.

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