Clix Ball Attachment

Clix Ball Attachment System

The All A-Round Ball that really Clicks!

All previous balls–on overdentures for roots and implants, on crowns for removable partial dentures, and on top of bars for implant or root supported bridges–engaged the height of contour of the sphere to provide retention. This small area, or band of retention, may lead to early attachment wear and possibly frequent adjustment or replacement of the female unit.

The Clix design allows the female to engage all around the ball for an increased area of retention. Besides far greater retention than other spherical systems, the Clix offers the patient security of an audible click.

Extracoronal Clix Ball Attachment
Clix Stud Attachment System

Less wear. Less servicing. Less replacement of worn females.

When servicing is required, three retentions of females are available, along with the option of replacing the threaded sphere.

Another unique feature of the Clix System is the availability of a female paralleling mandrel. If the attachments are not parallel, the correction may be made by paralleling the female without sacrificing any retention or stability.

Clix Attachment Height of Contour Diagram

Non-parallel females have a difficult path of insertion and removal, leading to increased wear on the attachment. The non-parallel females do not allow the prosthesis to rotate.

Clix Attachment Height of Contour Diagram

Parallel females have an easy path of insertion and removal, decreasing wear on the attachment. This also allows the prosthesis to freely rotate.30º is about the maximum divergence where the Clix females can still engage the undercut of the sphere.

The basic premise of this attachment is to allow the user flexibility. The user can make an overdenture stud, overdenture bar, and 30, 45, or 60 degree (assures the best tooth and tissue alignment while reducing forces, assuring good hygienic access, and allowing maximum space for the removable partial denture) extracoronal partial denture from the same simple kit.

Clix Attachment Inserts

The Clix Attachment System has 3 retention levels for the female, just like the Hader Clips.
Note the sectional cuts in the females, which allow for the female to flex over the height of contour and engage the undercuts of the sphere.

White (Reduced) = 1.7lbs retention
Yellow (Standard) = 2.5 lbs retention
Red (Increased) = 3.3 lbs retention

Clix Attachment Individual Components

Clix Ball Abutments

Available in varying cuff/tissue heights for several implant platforms. Available systems include: BioHorizons, Biomet 3i, Dentsply/Astra, Implant Direct, MegaGen, Multi-Unit, Neoss, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and Zimmer.

Clix Ball Abutments

Clix Attachment Combo Kits

#1251 Preci Clix ATI
Preci Clix 1251 Instructions

Axial attachment with plastic male for incorporation into post copings or bars. The 1230 cup bur is recommended to finish the cast sphere. Do NOT sandblast the sphere. This leaves the ball rough, causing extreme wear. Rubber wheeling and high polishing often leave a ball that is out of shape, no longer fitting the female. Instead, remove the investment with an acid substitute or glass beads.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.40mm, 2.25mm Ø sphere

#1261 Preci Clix CV
Preci Clix 1261 Instructions

Overdenture attachment with replaceable male and female components. The user may cast, solder, or laser weld the threaded base ring into either a coping or bar. The sphere then threads into the base ring. Using Ceka Bond will stop any potential gradual unthreading of the male.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø, 0.9mm internal hex
Base Ring 1.3mm vertical, 3.40mm Ø

#1265 Preci Clix TI
Overdenture attachment with replaceable male and female components. The user may laser weld the Titanium threaded base ring into either a coping or bar. The sphere then threads into the base ring. Using Ceka Bond will stop any potential gradual unthreading of the male.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø, 0.9mm internal hex
Base Ring 1.3mm vertical, 3.40mm Ø

# 1271 Preci Clix Ti-Ti
Preci Clix 1271 Instructions

This “all-in-one” attachment can be used for removable partial dentures, bridges, overdenture studs, and overdenture bars. The green plastic patterns may be cast in any dental alloy, and the titanium male is then bonded in with Ceka Site.

This allows the user the convenience of direct casting and an accurate, smooth ball.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø
Plastic Keepers Internal Ø: 2.35mm External Ø : 3.40mm

# 1276 Preci Clix Ti-V
Preci Clix 1276 Instructions

This “all-in-one” attachment can be used for removable partial dentures, bridges, overdenture studs, and overdenture bars. The green plastic patterns may be cast in any dental alloy, and the titanium threaded male is bonded in with Ceka Site, and the 1206C male simply threads in for maximum incorporation possibilities.

This allows the user the convenience of direct casting and a replaceable accurate, smooth ball.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø
Plastic Keepers Internal Ø : 2.35mm External Ø : 3.40mm

#1281 Preci Clix TI-P
Preci Clix 1281 Instructions

The same attachment as the Preci Clix 1271 Ti-Ti with one difference: a castable sphere pattern. The 1230 cup bur is recommended to finish the cast sphere.

Do NOT sandblast the casting. This leaves the ball rough, causing extreme wear. Rubber wheeling and high polishing often leave a ball that is out of shape, no longer fitting the female. Instead, remove the investment with an acid substitute or glass beads.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø
Plastic Keepers Internal Ø : 2.35mm External Ø : 3.40mm

#1291 Clix RTI
Clix 1291 DDS and Lab Instructions

Direct placement overdenture with titanium post. Three specially calibrated burs are used to prepare the canal. Glass ionomer is used to secure the post. The sphere threads directly into the post. The female may be picked up intra-oral or laboratory processed into the prosthesis.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø, 0.9mm internal hex
Post 7.0mm length, 1.3mm post Ø, 3.4mm base Ø

#1293 Preci Clix RCT
Preci Clix 1293 DDS and Lab Instructions

Direct placement overdenture with titanium ball and post. Three specially calibrated burs are used to prepare the canal. Glass ionomer is used to secure the post. The female may be picked up intra-oral or laboratory processed into the prosthesis.

Total vertical required: 4.0mm
Housing Height 2.65mm, 4.00mm Ø
Sphere Height 2.25mm Ø
Post 7.0mm length, 1.3mm post Ø, 3.4mm base Ø