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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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Zirconia abutments not only allow light transmission in the same manner as natural teeth [2,4,5] but also present reliable mechanical properties and soft tissue biocompatibility.
As is well known, the structural response of a concrete arch dam is greatly influenced by rock abutment. From the design point of view, the rock abutment with uniform mechanical properties and sufficient strength and stiffness is preferred.
An undercut is basically an axially directed indentation in the body of the abutment. It maybe so small as to be microscopic, but if a hard temporary material infiltrates into it, the temporary crown may lock into it.
The % age difference between the recorded values of seepage for main dam and calculated values for the model without abutment is about 70% which is very high indicating the need for the model to be revised.
ANOVA one-way test showed there was significant difference abutments height among groups with p=0,0001 (p<0,05).
Probing pocket depths of 3-5mm were found in 6(85.71) abutments of short term wearers and 14(42.42) abutments of long term wearers.
Akbari, "Crack survey in unreinforced concrete or masonry abutments in short- and medium-span bridges," Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol.
Workers will also be constructing new concrete bridge abutments, which support the ends of the bridge.
Dental implants and abutments are usually fabricated out of commercially pure titanium, primarily because of its well-documented biocompatibility and mechanical properties.
abutments of main dam and spillway area by dissolution of limestone.
Astra Tech AB, an implant dentistry and CAD/CAM abutments company, has entered into a global strategic alliance with 3Shape A/S, the Danish-based provider of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions.