Product Information


Primary Features

  • DuraTec™ Titanium Carbon Nitride Coating is aesthetic, harder, and more wear resistant.
  • Convenient all-in-one packaging.
  • Dual retentive surfaces for engagement & narrower coronal geometry for easier seating of the overdenture.
  • Industry standard .050″/1.25mm* hex-drive mechanism.
  • 50% increase in pivoting capability to 60° between implants.
LOCATOR-R-Tx, dental implant abutments

Which LOCATOR® model is best for your patient?

LOCATOR® products come in 3 different versions. Check out the overview of each LOCATOR® model to help you decide which to purchase.

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1. Easier denture seating with pivoting technology

Locator Retention Insert Comparison

The magic of LOCATOR® has been that the Nylon Retention Insert pivots within the Denture Attachment Housing during insertion/removal, resulting in a resilient system that has allowed patients to seat their overdenture without damaging the components, even in the presence of divergence or convergence between implants.

Patented modifications to the Denture Attachment Housing now allow the Housing to pivot up to 30° over the seated LOCATOR® R-Tx Nylon Retention Inserts to treat a maximum of 60° convergence/divergence between implants, eliminating the need for pre-angled abutments.

2. Narrower coronal geometry

The dual engaging geometry of the Abutment covers a narrower leading edge and taper-like effect to allow the patient to more easily align and properly seat the overdenture.

LOCATOR-R-Tx Coronal Geometry

3. Practical denture attachment housing design

Horizontal grooves and flats resist vertical and rotational movement, and a channel inside the top of the Housing enhances pivot range of motion. New pink anodization improves aesthetics in areas of thin denture acrylic.


4. Efficient abutment/insert engagement

The Nylon Retention Inserts now engage dual retentive surfaces on the exterior of the Abutment. No internal engagement prevents debris and plaque accumulation within the drive mechanism from impacting proper seating of the overdenture.

LOCATOR-R-Tx Abutment Insert Engagement

5. New retention insert design

LOCATOR-R-Tx Retention Inserts

Improved design resists edge deformation. Simplicity is also top of mind – the system utilizes only one set of Retention Inserts with straightforward retention values – Zero, Low, Medium, High.

NEW LOCATOR® R-Tx® Limited Range Inserts are intended for patients with 10 degrees or less of implant divergence. In these cases, the Limited Range Inserts provide a tighter, more secure fit for patients wanting more stability!

6. Convenient all-in-one packaging

Custom designed all-in-one, double-ended vial separately holds Abutment and Processing Components providing all the necessary components for the case with one part number.

LOCATOR-R-Tx-Components All-In-One Packaging

7. Custom retention insert tool

Dual-sided tool for easy insertion and removal of the LOCATOR® R-Tx™ Retention Insert. Metal Slot Feature on the back of the Tool Handle allows the clinician to disengage a Retention Insert without the risk of tearing gloves.

LOCATOR-R-Tx-Components Insertion and Removal Tool

Technical Resources

Locators®: Each Model Defined - Tech Talks By PREAT