How long do locator abutments last? et al recommended that locator abutments be replaced every three years. Although it may not be necessary for every patient, it is a good guideline to follow. The repair and replacement are not time consuming, cost is low and many of the procedures necessary are accomplished chair side.
How do you select Locator abutment? 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.
How do you insert locator abutment?
What is an overdenture locator? A locator retained overdenture is a removable prosthesis placed in the mouth containing replacement teeth, mounted in a base made of pink resin to create an exact fit over your existing gums. It securely snaps in place using button-like fittings called locators.