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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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Results show that abutment teeth were periodontally affected in comparison to control teeth.
The solution supports ATLANTIS abutments for cement- and screw-retained restorations as well as the ATLANTIS Conus Abutments custom for friction fit, removable restorations.
Dentsply Implants designs, manufactures and delivers the Atlantis abutments, the dental technician finalises the restoration and ships it to the clinician, who installs the final restoration in the patient's mouth.
In the MIS C1 system, the fixation screw between the abutment and the implant does not provide all the retention: the conical C1 connection is rotationally stable and positionally-oriented, and offers the greatest possible security against screws loosening and breaking.
On the other hand, abutments that exhibit loss of more than one third of the periodontal support are deemed to be of questionable value as abutments.
The purpose of the present study was to compare the impact of scalers of different material composition on the surface of three widely-used implant abutments following biofilm removal in vitro, by assessing surface topography of the abutment and presence of residual bacteria using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Placing the material only on the abutment teeth may distort the occlusion on the abutment teeth, making the abutments too elevated on the model that will be made from the impression.
A filter material is normally provided at the interface between the impervious blanket and rock abutment to control seepage (Widman, 1993).
1) To achieve optimal mucogingival aesthetics, ceramic abutments were developed.
Keeping in view the carbonate geology which is composed of highly fractured limestone and shale beds in the abutments and upstream area (Fig.
Astra Tech said on Monday that the partnership with 3Shape is a strategic business opportunity, which will further strengthen its position within the area of digital implant dentistry, contribute to a faster market penetration for Atlantis VAD (Virtual Abutment Design) and create added value for its customers and their patients.
Recently, there has been a shift towards the use of strong polymers and composites for applications involving some degree of structural performance in load bearing applications such as crowns and bridges, abutments, healing caps and implants.