The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant, or LODI, system represents a superior alternative to O-ring mini implants, made possible by the maker of the world’s most popular overdenture attachment, ZEST Anchors, LLC. At Texas Denture Clinic, we are pleased to offer the LODI system as we feel that it is the best option on the market for patients who are looking for mini dental implants. The LODI mini implant system at our Fort Worth, TX practice features a narrow diameter implant along with a LOCATOR® overdenture attachment. LODI is available in diameters of 2.4 mm and 2.9 mm, making it potentially ideal for patients with poor jawbone density who do not wish to undergo bone grafting prior to the placement of dental implants.
If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth on your upper arch, lower arch, or both arches, the LODI mini implant system may provide just the solution you need. Please contact Texas Denture Clinic today to learn more about this extraordinary method of securing overdentures.
LODI includes a narrow diameter implant that was designed exclusively to retain overdentures. Before the advent of the LODI system, patients generally had to accept that they would achieve less-than-satisfactory results if they wanted to attach their overdentures to narrow diameter dental implants. However, many patients agreed to this compromise because they did not want to undergo bone grafting procedures for whatever reason. The LODI system allows Dr. Clark Damon to plan and place narrow diameter dental implants made of titanium alloy without compromising the quality of care one iota. Suitable candidates enjoy all of the benefits of implant-supported overdentures at a reduced cost and without having to undergo a bone grafting procedure.
Another benefit of the LODI system is that it comes complete with the world’s most popular overdenture attachment, the LOCATOR®. Unlike O-ball attachments that are 7.85 mm high with denture caps, the LOCATOR® attachment is only 4.85 mm high. It provides for greater patient comfort when the overdenture is removed and increased strength and stability when the overdenture is attached. Additionally, while O-rings often have to be replaced due to wear and tear, the LOCATOR® attachment is highly durable and hard wearing due to its patented pivoting technology, providing many years of outstanding support.
Ultimately, the LODI system represents the finest mini dental implant option available for patients for whom immediate loading is indicated. If you are a current denture wearer who is dissatisfied with your loose, ill-fitting dentures, or if you are missing most or all of your natural teeth and want to restore form, function, and health to your mouth, then the LODI system may be the ideal choice for you.
If you would like to learn more about the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant, or LODI, System, or you wish to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Clark Damon, we invite you to contact Texas Denture Clinic today.