Bar Overdentures Utilizing the Locator Attachment

Gen Dent. Mar-Apr 2001;49(2):210-4.


Implant-retained overdentures are a restorative option for both the fully and partially edentulous arches. A new attachment, the Locator, which features a reduced interarch requirement and the advantage of built-in guide planes providing precise insertion, is described. The Locator is an advancement in attachment technology, with an improved design combined from the best features of a ball attachment, an ERA attachment, and a cap attachment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dental Abutments
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Dental Restoration Wear
  • Denture Design*
  • Denture Retention*
  • Denture, Overlay*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous / rehabilitation
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / rehabilitation
  • Mandible / surgery
  • Surface Properties
  • Titanium


  • Titanium