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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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Since the collar of the implant abutment and the abutment surface were polished to the same smoothness, as determined by SEM, the collar of the implant was left untouched and compared with the abutment surface used in this study for surface characteristics after scaling.
Bae KH, Han JS, Seol YJ, et al: The biologic stability of alumina-zirconia implant abutments after 1 year of clinical service: a digital subtraction radiographic evaluation.
This textbook describes dental implant abutments in 10 chapters on their materials, retaining screws, different implant-abutment connections, prefabricated implant abutments, the use of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided milling) technology in custom abutment manufacturing, the relationship between abutment geometry and peri-implant tissue in esthetic zone cases, instrumentation for abutment modification, preparation techniques for one-piece titanium and zirconia implants, and cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization techniques.
It is applied to the mucosal side of the tray, whether the CD or the duplicate, except where facing the implant abutments.
Interocclusal record was made using Regisil Rigid (Vinyl Polysiloxane Bite Registration Material; DENTSPLY, Germany) between the upper conventional fixed prosthesis and lower implant abutments.
In the dental world, Geomagic Studio is used to create 3D models of teeth, maxillary and mandibular arches and jaw structure for precise design of crowns, bridges, custom implant abutments, and orthodontic appliances.
With its combination of technology and features, RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement is meant to be suited for the permanent cementation of all-ceramic, composite or metal inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges, as well as posts and screws, and is also designed to be used for cement restorations to implant abutments, as well as Maryland, inlay and onlay bridges.
Atlantis produces dental implant abutments in the most materials and for more implant systems than any other manufacturer of patient-specific abutments.
Atlantis produces custom dental implant abutments in the most materials and for more implant systems than any other manufacturer of patient-specific abutments.
However, this dental implant benefit option adds coverage for the surgical placement of all three types of implants recognized by the American Dental Association (endosteal, subperiosteal/eposteal and transosteal), as well as prefabricated and custom implant abutments.
Under his leadership, Atlantis has evolved into the world-leader in computer-generated, patient-specific dental implant abutments.