Locators are used when scanning bars, abutments or Procera® Implant Bridges. Locators are used to indicate the position of the implant that will support the restoration.
Each type of implant platform being used has a specific corresponding type of locator that must be used for scanning. Each type of locator has a diameter and shape corresponding to the implant being used. Three types of locators are available:
|Position Locator Bridge or framework||PIB||Screwed into the non engaging abutment seat on the PIB framework, no tool is needed.|
|Non-engaging locator or position locator model||
Implant Bar Overdenture
PIB for the model scan.
|Screwed into the model, no tool is needed.|
|Engaging locator||Abutment||Snapped into the implant replica engaging mechanism; no screws are needed. An engaging locator has two flat surfaces: one on the vertical wall and another on top. The flat surface located on the vertical wall of the locator must be mounted to the lingual side of the model to allow an open, unobstructed path of the scanning laser.|
Bad orientation of engaging locators: The flat surface located on the vertical wall of the engaging locators is not visible in the Camera view.
Good orientation of the engaging locators: Both flat surfaces of each engaging locator are visible in the Camera view.