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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Also, without a firm occlusal contact, the opposing tooth that occludes into the abutment tooth may extrude into the abutment tooth and the abutment may also extrude into the opposing tooth.
According to their relationship to the abutment tooth attachments are classified as extracoronal and intracoronal.
The design can be either linear or tripodal, two or three anterior teeth are splinted whenever possible, and support is derived from the central incisor and the most posterior abutment tooth.
The purpose of the study was to com- pare the accuracy of inter occlusal records made in the terminal abutment tooth by two methods of recording technique, with centric stop and without centric stop using polyvinylsiloxane as the recording material.