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Nobel Biocare enhances edentulous solutions offering with Locator R-Tx™ Attachment System

June 1, 2016
by Oral Health

– No need for angulated abutments. Compensates for up to 60° divergence or convergence between implants.
– New DuraTec™ coating harder and more wear-resistant than its predecessor. Designed to decrease roughness.
– Improved esthetics, simplicity and strength compared with the original Locator system.

NobelBiocareNobel Biocare is further advancing its comprehensive product range for edentulous treatment with the Locator R-Tx™ Removable Denture Attachment System. Locator R-Tx™ will officially be launched for Nobel Biocare implants at the company’s Global Symposium in New York, taking place June 23–26, 2016.

Locator R-Tx™ is an evolution of the successful Locator® Attachment System. This next-generation attachment offers clinicians a number of advantages versus its predecessor. These include the new DuraTec™ titanium carbon nitride coating. DuraTec™ is harder and more wear-resistant than the nitride coating of the legacy Locator® and is designed to reduce roughness.
The Locator R-Tx™ system eliminates the need for pre-angled abutments. Its redesigned attachment housing is able to pivot up to 30° over the seated Locator R-Tx™ nylon retention inserts, allowing up to 60° convergence or divergence between implants. The attachment housing also incorporates flats and grooves to prevent dislodgement of the denture and is anodized to give it a pink color, which can help improve esthetics.
Seating is aided by the narrow coronal geometry of the attachment, while dual retentive surfaces support strong engagement. For convenience, all the required components are delivered together, with abutment and processing components held separately in one double-ended vial. With an industry-standard .050”/1.25 mm hex-drive mechanism, no special drivers are required.

The Locator R-Tx™ attachment system is available for Nobel Biocare implants with internal conical, tri-channel and external hex connection.

Hans Geiselhöringer, President, Nobel Biocare and Dental Imaging, said: “By combining improved performance, esthetics and ease of use for both clinician and patient, the Locator R-Tx™ Attachment System is an ideal addition to the Nobel Biocare product range.

“As leaders in the treatment of edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients, and the company behind both the All-on-4® treatment concept and zygomatic implant treatment, we know that developments in this area have a huge impact on quality of life for patients. We are therefore delighted to offer our customers yet another innovation that is designed to further improve treatment quality.”
Locator R-Tx™ is available to purchase from Nobel Biocare in CE-accepting markets, the US and Canada, as of June 1, 2016, and in additional markets as of June 23, 2016. In the relevant markets, Locator R-Tx™ will be available to purchase from store.nobelbiocare.com. Dental professionals are advised to contact their local Nobel Biocare representative to confirm availability.

Locator and Locator R-Tx are trademarks of Zest IP Holdings, LLC

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive®, Brånemark System® and NobelReplace®), a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery solutions (NobelClinician® and NobelGuide®) and biomaterials (creos™). Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at six sites located in the United States, Sweden, Japan and Israel. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.

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