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abutment

 [ah-but´ment]
the anchorage tooth for a bridge.
Abutment tooth. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'mĕnt)
dentistry A natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Caption: Figure 7: Change of abutment temperature with time of hydration heat.
(1) The side abutment pressure can be divided into two areas: plastic zone and elastic zone.
Figure 6(a) enables us to observe that through this technology, the gingival margin is delimitated in order to make the abutment emerge throughout the soft tissue as similar as a natural clinical crown (Figure 6(b)).
In this section, the geological conditions of a practical concrete arch dam with weak upper abutment are briefly introduced, followed by the description of the finite element modeling strategy.
MTS Bionix 370.02 (MTS Systems Co., USA) was used for the vertical load test to compare the mechanical strength of the conventional abutment screw and the hollow abutment screw.
The most common approach (often selected for esthetic reasons) has been to cement the crown onto the implant abutment with a theoretically retrievable temporary or provisional cement.
Wax was placed into the screw hole and the abutment was scanned.
A filter material is normally provided at the interface between the impervious blanket and rock abutment to control seepage (Widman, 1993).
At about 10:10 p.m., a 2000 Peterbilt truck driven by Fred Nelson of Auburn, Calif., was southbound on I-5 with a load of Christmas trees when it went off the road, swivelled sharply and crashed into the Interstate 105 freeway overpass and abutment.
Some of these include ideal three dimensional positioning of the implant at the surgical stage, good soft and hard tissue maturation and proper choice of the abutment and restorative material.