The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
A foundation designed to hold back the pressure of solid ground, such as an end pier of a bridge.
A structure supporting the shore end of a bridge; a supporting wall carrying the end of a bridge or span and generally sustaining the pressure of the abutting earth. The abutment of an arch is sometimes called a bench wall.
That part of a pier from which an arch springs. A structure sustaining one end of a bridge span and at the same time supporting the embankment which carries the track or roadway.
(a-BUT-ment). Reinforcing block or wall of masonry supporting either end of a structure, e.g., an arch, bridge, or vault, by absorbing its thrust force.
Retainer tooth/teeth or implants that are used to support a bridge.
solid support absorbing the outward thrust of the arch.
The part of the implant that serves as a connection between the fixture and the dental crown.
A reinforcing block or wall of masonry adding support to the great vaults & arches.
A tooth or implant used to support a prosthesis. A crown unit used as part of a fixed bridge.
a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
a solid mass of masonry which resists the thrust of any structure
a tooth or teeth that anchor a fixed or removable bridge, which is a device used to replace missing teeth
These are the teeth on either side of a bridge. They support the bridge. A bridge is placed when a tooth is missing.
The areas of unmined rock at the edges of a stoping block that carry many large regional loads. Generally a zone of support for ground arching. Accident An event which results in, or is likely to result, in injury, illness or damage (this also includes dangerous occurrence and near miss).
refers to a tooth which helps to support a fixed bridge, or that part of the implant which supports an implant prosthesis.
The outermost end supports on a bridge, which carry the load from the deck
A natural tooth or teeth that becomes the supporting structure for a bridge
A tooth on which a fixed bridge rests.
usually some metal or ceramic piece that is machined and attached to the implant fixture. There are several types of abutments; each designed for a specific task. Some are designed to heal or shape tissues after the uncovery procedure (see below), and others are designed to carry the crowns for the implants.
a tooth or implant used to support an artificial tooth restoration
The structural support at either end of a bridge usually classified as spill-through or vertical.
A support (anchor) tooth on either side of the space where a tooth is missing.
The end bearing, or support of an arch, or series of arches (c/f. springing). Acroterion (plural: acroteria) - Ornament at the apex or ends of a pediment or gable (refer: finial)
An anchor or support tooth on either side of the space where a tooth is missing.
The abutments support the bridge at each shore of a stream. The abutment consists of a facewall, backwall, and wingwalls.
The masonry or combination of masonry and other structural members which support one end of the arch at the skewback.
Supporting structure (column) at the end of a bridge or arch.
Portion of an implant above the neck utilized to provide support for a fixed, semi- fixed or removable dental prosthesis.
a solid stone "springer" at the lowest point of an arch or vault.
Teeth on each side of a missing tooth. Used as a support for a Bridge
A tooth or teeth that support a permanent or removable bridge, or a connector used to attach a crown to a dental implant.
A tooth or implant used to anchor or support a prosthetic dental device, such as a partial denture or a bridge.
The supporting structure at the end of the bridge which retains the roadway approach to the bridge. York timber bridges include a timber abutment and wingwall as standard features. Example.
small round cylinders supported by implants in the bone that link the prosthesis to the implants; the prosthesis is anchored by using clips or magnets
The teeth on either side of a space left by missing teeth that support the replacement (pontics) of the missing teeth.
The teeth on either side of a missing tooth. Abutments are the part of the bridge used to support the replacement of the missing teeth (pontics).
masonry platform or earth embankment supporting the central structure of a bridge
An intersection between a roof and a wall. The solid mass of a pier or wall from which an arch springs.
The abutment to a bridge is the bridge support either side of the pontic or â€œfalseâ€ tooth.
A tooth used to support a removable partial denture or anchor a fixed partial denture.
The natural tooth that holds in place a fixed or removable bridge
A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture.
A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
The supporting wall or pier that receives the thrust of an arch.
The skewback of an arch and the masonry that supports it.
The sloping sides of valley that supports the ends of a dam.
tooth or teeth that support a fixed or removable bridge
A masonry mass that takes the downward thrust of an arch or a vault.
A tooth or dental implant used to support a prosthesis.
the foundation onto which the artificial tooth portion of a dental implant is attached.
the structure that supports the end of the bridge or accepts the thrust of the Burr arch and supports and retains the bridge approach
A tooth or implant used to support / anchor a prosthesis (bridge, partial denture, etc.).
Tooth or implant to which a fixed prosthesis is anchored. (see Dental Health).
A retaining wall that provides structural support for the deck of a bridge or overcrossing.
a tooth or root that is fitted with a crown to support a bridge or partial denture.
A natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute used to support or anchor a dental prosthesis
The support structure at either end of an arch or bridge. The intermediary supports are called piers.
A tooth or teeth used to support and anchor a fixed bridge or removable denture prosthesis.
An abutment is an anchor
A substructure element supporting each end of a single span or the extreme ends of a multi-span superstructure and, in general, retaining or supporting the approach embankment.
A mass of masonry supporting an arch or beam at the ends of a bridge.
The section of wall to the side of the curving part of the arch erected to counter the thrust of the arch
The connecting element between fixtures and dental crowns which penetrates the soft tissue between the jawbone and the oral cavity.
A support and retention device for a fixed or removable prosthesis. For example, this may be the natural tooth that is nearest the space left by a missing tooth when it has been crowned (or fitted with an inlay or onlay) and becomes one end of a fixed partial denture. An abutment is also a natural tooth to which the clasp of a partial denture is fitted.
In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, the settled packs behind the face.
The natural teeth that holds a fixed or removable bridge in place. See "Crowns and Bridges."
The lateral supporting structure of an arch, bridge or similar pressure; that part of a pier or wall from which an arch springs, specifically the support at either end of an arch, beam or bridge; that part of a structure which takes the thrust of a beam, arch, vault, truss or girder; the part of a bridge that supports the end of the span and prevents the bank from sliding under it; a foundation that carries gravity and also thrust loads.
plane or point designed to give support or withstand thrust, especially on projecting part of structure.
A solid piece of masonry used to support a projecting part of a structure, for example, the supports that connect a bridge with a river bank.
An abutment is an end support of a bridge superstructure.