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a·but·ment

 (ə-bŭt′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of abutting.
2.
a. Something that abuts.
b. The point of contact of two abutting objects or parts.
3.
a. The part of a structure that bears the weight or pressure of an arch.
b. A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
c. A structure that anchors the cables of a suspension bridge.

abutment

(əˈbʌtmənt) or

abuttal

n
1. the state or process of abutting
2.
a. something that abuts
b. the thing on which something abuts
c. the point of junction between them
3. (Architecture) architect civil engineering a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge

a•but•ment

(əˈbʌt mənt)

n.
1.
a. a masonry mass supporting and receiving the thrust of part of an arch or vault.
b. a mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at each end of a bridge.
2. the place where projecting parts abut.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abutment - point of contact between two objects or partsabutment - point of contact between two objects or parts
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
2.abutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridgeabutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
Translations

abutment

[əˈbʌtmənt] N (Archit) → estribo m, contrafuerte m (Carpentry) → empotramiento m

abutment

n (Archit) → Flügel- or Wangenmauer f

a·but·ment

n. refuerzo, remate; [dentistry] soporte.
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Tenders are invited for threaded, titanium, internal hex ,two piece implant with implant abutment, gingiva former, implant analog and one surgical kit( free) for osteotomy.
A 100 N vertical load was applied on the top of the implant abutment as suggested in the previous works [3, 7, 18].
The most common approach (often selected for esthetic reasons) has been to cement the crown onto the implant abutment with a theoretically retrievable temporary or provisional cement.
Therefore, it is important to use and recommend those home care aids that will not alter the implant abutment surface and are also safe and effective with daily use [29] (Table 4).
12) There is no evidence for the presence of Sharpey's fibers between an implant or implant abutment and bone, however, a minimum width of peri-implant mucosa appears to be required to allow a stable epithelial-connective tissue attachment to form to the implant surface.
Evaluation of the accuracy of three techniques used for multiple implant abutment impressions.
Zirconia can be used as an implant abutment material [39].
Implant abutment connection was verified and torqued (35Ncm) and finally cemented with non-eugenol temporary dental cement (Kerr, TempBond).
Each Implacare II tip is now 20 percent thinner than the original to allow for improved adaptation and access to implant abutment surfaces and offering more effective implant maintenance solutions to clinicians.
CAD CAM technology is used to generate a Zirconium oxide coping which is bonded to a metal implant abutment.
The iTero system uses a powder-free laser scanner that produces a three-dimensional digital model of the prepared tooth or implant abutment.