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RHEIN 83 USA's low-profile OT Equator for bar connections features a standard 2-mm thread, bonding sleeve and base...See more spacer. This new system offers laboratories two cost-effective options for placing the attachment on milled or cast bar overdenture connections. Overall dimensions are 2.1mm high and 4.4mm wide with cap in place. Technicians can either screw the Threaded Equator directly into a milled site, or use the base spacer and bonding sleeve with traditional casting techniques, eliminating the need for drilling and tapping. Once the bar is cast, the Equator and sleeve are screwed together and bonded directly into the attachment location. OT Equator kit comes complete with two threaded Equator attachments, two bonding sleeves and two base spacers.
OT Equator is RHEIN 83 USA's newest line of low-profile castable and direct implant overdenture attachments. One...See more of the smallest attachment systems available, the OT Equator has a low vertical profile of 2.1mm., a diameter of 4.4mm. and offers multiple solutions for overdenture treatment planning when vertical space limitations are a consideration. The system is available in two versions—Castable and Prefabricated Titanium abutments—which are compatible with any implant brand and manufactured with cuff heights from .5mm. to 7mm. Female caps are retained by a stainless steel housing ranging in four levels of retention. A complete line of Equator accessories and tools is also available.
With its 2.1mm vertical height and 4.4mm width, the new Equator bar attachment offers the lowest profile and least...See more overall dimensions of any overdenture bar attachment system on the market, according to RHEIN 83 USA. Manufactured with a standard 2-mm threaded base, the attachment is indicated for CAD/CAM milled bars or in-lab tap and thread applications. It has a smooth titanium-nitrate finish and 1600 Vickers hardness, which extend the life expectancy of the male and elastic female components. Also available: castable and implant abutment version of Equator that's compatible with any implant brand; nylon caps in four levels of retention that are easily maintained by the dental office; black processing caps; stainless steel housings; impression copings; laboratory analogs; and tools.
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