abutment tooth


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abutment tooth

a tooth selected to support a prosthesis.

Abutment tooth

A crowned tooth that stabilizes a bridge or partial denture.

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.