abutment

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point of contact between two objects or parts

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a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

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In addition to providing retention, bars also splint the abutment tooth spanning the edentulous ridge.
Before the dentist takes the final impression, the assistant must remove any pieces of provisional acrylic material that may be stuck on the abutment tooth or on the occlusal surfaces of the teeth neighboring the abutment tooth.
One lady returned to our office after breaking a hip and recovering in the health center there, with a broken off abutment tooth, due to decay.
The magnification of force created by a long span is too destructive to the abutment tooth under the soldered retainer.
In line with this, researchers have established the use of a shell similar to an individual dental tray for a prepared tooth, like an abutment tooth, thus allowing more control of the minimal thickness of the material and generating a smaller disturbance compared to an individual dental tray.
All band and loop SMs were cemented onto a clean, dry abutment tooth with glass ionomer cement.