abutment


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abutment

, abuttal
Architect Civil engineering a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge

Abutment

A masonry mass, pier, or solid part of a wall that takes the lateral thrust of an arch.

abutment

[ə′bət·mənt]
(civil engineering)
A surface or mass provided to withstand thrust; for example, end supports of an arch or a bridge.
(mining engineering)
In a coal mine, the place where the natural ground material makes contact with the ends of an embankment.

abutment

abutment A
A masonry mass (or the like) which receives the thrust of an arch, vault, or strut.
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Only those patients were included who met the following inclusion criteria : absence of medical history, removable partial denture wearers (acrylic or cast partial denture) for about 2 months or more, wearing removable partial denture on one or both arches, the tooth in contact with removable partial denture acted as abutment and rest of the teeth in that arch considered as control teeth.
The crown is fixed to the abutment, or directly to the underlying implant, with a screw.
The ratio is based on linear measurements on a 2-dimensional radiograph only; however, when evaluating abutment teeth, the clinician should assess the status of alveolar bone height 3-dimensionally along with the total supported root surface of the abutment tooth.
Wax was placed into the screw hole and the abutment was scanned.
37) On the other hand, there is a concern that titanium scalers are sufficiently hard to damage the implant abutment surface, although there is limited data to support or refute this concern and titanium scalers are being widely used.
A filter material is normally provided at the interface between the impervious blanket and rock abutment to control seepage (Widman, 1993).
Meanwhile, the Oregon Department of Transportation checked the overpass and abutment and found only scant and superficial damage, spokesman Rick Little said.
Intrusion of the abutments under the loading could lead to failure between any retainer and its respective abutment.
The major dam safety works carried out during 1999-2002, comprising of strengthening and deepening of grout curtain on right and left abutment of main dam and dental treatment of open joints in the reservoir area.
The first step is the development of a software interface enabling the 3Shape dental scanners to communicate with the Atlantis VAD software, which is used for the design and production of patient-specific implant abutments.
The current research aims at improving the abutment-implant connection, from the topological point of view, in order to lower the stresses in the implant body and lower the abutment displacement.
have developed the Reusable Abutment Cushion Extension (RACE) Safety Barrier.