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OT Equator 4-in-1 System and More: Removable Solutions For Successful Overdentures and RPD Treatment Planning
Gianni Storni, MDT, introduces the updated CAD/CAM milling center partners and components of the OT Equator 4-in-1 System. He illustrates technical options and clinical advantages of the low-profile, space-saving...See more 4.4mm width and 2.1mm vertical dimensions and demonstrates how OT Equator 4-in-1 offers multi-functional capability for cast passive bar connections using Equator implant abutments. He also discusses the economical, bondable Threaded Sleeve System for Equator and Single Threaded Spheres; correcting multiple-unit implant divergence up to 43° between implants and achieving a passive path of insertion using Sphero Flex and Sphero Block abutments; and the labor-saving advantages of the most popular Rhein83 attachment systems.
RHEIN83 USA's custom fit design service is ideal for matching and reconstructing implant cases when there is little...See more or no documentation identifying the existing implant fixture. This unique service enables the laboratory or dentist to ship the model or any part of the "mystery" connection (for example, healing cap, etc.) to the Rhein83 facility in Italy. There, the parts are scanned and reproduced to any size diameter with cuff heights from 1 to 7mm using CAD/CAM technology. The implant attachment is milled, creating an ideal match between the new fabricated implant attachment and the original implant thread. Turnaround time is eight to 10 working days.
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.
Rhein 83 USA introduces OT Equator 3 in 1 System, its newest line of low-profile overdenture attachments. With...See more a vertical height of 2.1mm and 4.4mm diameter, this system offers multiple solutions for overdenture treatment planning when space limitations and divergence issues are a consideration. Available in three versions: implant abutment, castable and prefabricated titanium threaded for CAD/CAM or cast bar connections. Equator implant abutments are compatible with any implant brand on the market and manufactured with cuff heights from .5mm to 7mm. Female caps are retained by a stainless steel housing ranging in four levels of retention, making laboratory or chairside processing easy. A complete line of Equator accessories and tools are also available.
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