What torque value are RODO Abutments tightened to?
RODO abutments are tightened to the implant manufacturers’ recommendations. The torque values are noted on each product pouch. Note all RODO ancillary components should be hand tightened.
How long does the Smilekey wand take activate a Smileloc intra-orally or inside a prosthetic?
8 seconds, the amount of time the wand blinks blue.
How long does the Smilekey wand take activate a Smileloc alone on a model?
What is the best position to direct the Smilekey when removing a full arch prosthetic?
Lingual is the best position, or the facial or lingual position that is closest to the implant position within the prosthetic. In the anterior, the lingual may be too narrow for the Smilekey to get close to the prosthetic, so activating the Smilekey on the labial will be more effective. Occlusal activation is also possible as a third option.
Tip: Ask the patient to swish with warm water to pre-warm the Smilelocs. Instruct the patient to bite down on cotton rolls or tongue depressors to help break the tension between the Smileloc arms and the MUA’s.
When activating a prosthetic, where should we position the head apically / occlusally?
Position the Smilekey perpendicular to the apical portion of the prosthetic, near the tissue. If the abutment position is visible from underneath the prosthetic, the doctor may aim the Smilekey accordingly. Some doctors also suggest making a dimple in the prosthetic facial to the abutment as target to aim the Smilekey during activation.
What order should the Smilelocs be activated to remove a full arch prosthetic?
Best practice is to start at one end and finish at the other end to ensure that every Smileloc has been activated.
Why do the short Smileloc Copings have a screw access hole on the occlusal side?
The hole must be blocked out when picking up the prosthetic to prevent the luting material from flowing into the coping.
When using the Arm Setter to reset the Smilelocs, how much pressure is needed?
Gently push the Smile Setter Pin into the Setter and feel the metal shifting. Excessive pressure can ruin the Smileloc. If the Smileloc arm is pushed too far out using angled Setter position, then the arm can be bent back.
Can I reset the Smilelocs extra-orally with steam?
Yes, Smilelocs are activated at 55 degrees Celsius / 131 degrees Fahrenheit and steam will aid with removal of the prosthetic from a model. The activated position is the Smilelocs engaged holding the coping to the abutment.