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abutment

 [ah-but´ment]
the anchorage tooth for a bridge.
Abutment tooth. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'ment),
In dentistry, a natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.

abutment

/abut·ment/ (ah-but´ment) a supporting structure to sustain lateral or horizontal pressure, as the anchorage tooth for a fixed or removable partial denture.

abutment

[əbut′mənt]
Etymology: Fr, abouter to place end to end
a tooth, root, or implant that supports and provides retention for a fixed or removable dental prosthesis.
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Frontal view of abutment

Abutment

A term of art referring to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth or teeth, which are used to anchor a fixed or removable dental prosthesis or bridge.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'mĕnt)
dentistry A natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'mĕnt)
In dentistry, a natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.

abutment (əbut´mənt),

n a tooth, root, or implant used for support and retention of a fixed or removable prosthesis. See also pontic.
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Abutment.
abutment, angulated
n an abutment whose body is not parallel to the long axis of the implant. It is utilized when the implant is at a different inclination in relation to the proposed prosthesis.
abutment, custom,
n a custom-made post attached to the superior part of the metal dental implant that protrudes through the gingival tissues and onto which the restoration is fitted; either machined or cast, and used in situations where prefabricated abutments cannot be used.
abutment, healing,
n a cylinder or screw used during the second stage of dental restoration. This serves two purposes: to allow gingival tissues to heal prior to the placement of the permanent abutment, and to maintain proper spacing in the oral cavity before the final restoration (prosthesis) is placed.
abutment, intermediate,
n an abutment located between the abutments that form the ends of the prosthesis.
abutment, multiple,
n abutments splinted together as a unit to support and retain a fixed prosthesis.
abutment, prefabricated,
n a machine-manufactured post attached to the superior part of a dental implant that protrudes through the gingival tissues and onto which a restoration is fitted.
abutment, preparable,
n a dental implant abutment that can be prepared and changed from the manufacturer's original design.
abutment, screw,
n a screw that secures an abutment to an implant. It is usually torqued to a final seating position.
abutment, UCLA,
n a cast component used to create a custom abutment for a prosthesis. Also known as a
castable abutment.
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Wax was placed into the screw hole and the abutment was scanned.
The testing of each implant model was done as follows: an 820N tightening load was applied on the abutment fixing screw and a 500N test load was applied on the loading device.
Healing applications such as abutments and caps have been made from titanium and ceramics, the latter only occasionally because of its brittleness in a load-bearing application.
This [the abutment and pier in Denver] really showed the potential of the technology -- the versatility of it.
The assistant then removes the temporary crown from the abutment, which should be easy since the crown is still soft, and then quickly re-seats the temporary crown.
The idea of building a pavilion for quiet contemplation was born after the accidental discovery of a graceful vault in the abutment.
Creating the entire bridge including excavation, abutment with anchors, falsework, backfills, fuses, bridge equipment, coverings and the like .
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Hu-Friedy describes the Implacare II scalers as made from PLASTEEL[TM] material--a high grade, unfilled resin, which is designed to cause the least amount of alteration to implant abutment surfaces during scaling and help reduce plaque accumulation.
After the Northridge Earthquake, the county installed a tension anchor system to stabilize the left abutment.
Laboratory measurements indicate that average point velocities away from the abutment area are not influenced by the abutment's presence.