Zest Dental Solutions, a manufacturer of the Zest LOCATOR family of abutments and Overdenture Implant System, and provider of dental materials and small equipment, has announced the availability of LOCATOR R-Tx abutments for its LOCATOR Overdenture Implants.
As the next generation of LOCATOR abutments, R-Tx delivers enhanced durability as well as ease-of-use and flexibility. Zest Dental now offers the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant in 2.4, 2.9, 3.5, 3.9, 4.4 and 4.9mm sizes, which allows clinicians to treat both narrow and standard ridge cases.
This versatility expands clinicians’ patient universe and provides an opportunity for practice growth. By pairing LOCATOR implants with R-Tx abutments, clinicians now have a two-piece solution for delivering positive outcomes to a myriad of edentulous and partially edentulous patients.
“It was only a matter of time until we made LOCATOR R-Tx compatible with the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant family,” said Tom Stratton, CEO of Zest Dental Solutions. “Together, they create the next generation of cost-effective, high-quality, two-piece implant solutions that make it easier than ever for clinicians to give patients their smiles back and improve their quality of life.”
According to Zest Dental Solutions, LOCATOR R-Tx provides a “30%” increase in strength, “25%” greater wear resistance, and a “65%” reduction in surface roughness due its DuraTec coating. This technology allows the abutment to last longer, which equates to cost and timing savings in maintenance for both patient and clinician.
In addition, LOCATOR R-Tx offers a 60° of total implant divergence. This angulation along with dual retentive design make seating the overdenture easier. In cases where less movement is desired, Zest offers Limited Range Inserts for LOCATOR R-Tx that reduce the total implant divergence to 10° for a tighter, more secure fit. The dual engaging geometry on the R-Tx abutment offers a narrower leading edge and taper-like effect to allow the patient to align and seat the overdenture more easily.