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filling

 [fil´ing]
1. the material inserted into a prepared tooth cavity, usually gold, amalgam, cement, or a synthetic resin.
2. the process of inserting, condensing, shaping, and finishing a filling in a prepared tooth cavity or root canal. Called also restoration.

fill·ing

(fil'ing),
Lay term for a dental restoration.

filling

/fill·ing/ (fil´ing)
1. material inserted in a prepared tooth cavity.
2. restoration of the crown with appropriate material after removal of carious tissue from a tooth.

complex filling  one for a complex cavity.
composite filling  one consisting of a composite resin.
compound filling  one for a cavity that involves two surfaces of a tooth.

filling

(fĭl′ĭng)
n.
Material, such as amalgam or gold, used to fill a cavity in a tooth.

filling

a dental restoration consisting of a silver amalgam, composite, glass ionomer, or other material that is inserted into a prepared tooth cavity to repair a carious lesion.

filling

Dentistry A material–eg amalgam, cement, porcelain or synthetics, used to restore lost tooth structure. See Amalgam, Caries.

fill·ing

(fil'ing)
Colloquial term for a dental restoration.

Filling

Dental material that occupies the space remaining within a tooth after the decayed portion has been removed.

fill·ing

(fil'ing)
Lay term for a dental restoration.

filling,

n a material used to fill a space. See also restoration.
filling, dental,
n a colloquial term for restoration.
filling, “ditched,”
n the marginal failure of amalgam restorations caused by fracture of either the material or the tooth structure itself in that area.
filling, material,
n See material, filling.
filling, postresection,
n See filling, retrograde.
filling, retrograde (postresection filling, retrograde obturation),
n a restoration placed in the apical portion of a tooth root to seal the apical portion of the root canal.
filling, root canal,
n material placed in the root canal system to seal the space previously occupied by the dental pulp.
filling, technique,
filling, treatment,
n a temporary filling, usually of a sedative nature, used to allay sensitive dentin before the final restoration of the cavity.

Patient discussion about filling

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

Q. what happens if a dentist fills a cavity with some caries left on the tooth? the cavity was deep ,close to the nerve. Didn’t make nerve exposure.?

A. If it wasn’t removed properly – you will have what they call – “recurrent cries”. It’ll continue growing without you seeing it until you’ll come back to the dentist again because of the pain. I suggest you’ll save the pain part and go now.

Q. what happens if a dentist fills a cavity with some caries left on the tooth? the cavity was deep ,close to the nerve. Didn’t make nerve exposure.?

A. If that is so, then you will need to have him remove all the decay, the refill. If it is too close to the nerves then they may have to do a root canal. That means take out the filling, the tooth pulp and fill it up.

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He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.
After a vociferous consultation, which was, at times, deafened by bursts of savage joy, they again separated, filling the air with the name of a foe, whose body, Heywood could collect from their expressions, they hoped to find concealed in some crevice of the island.
In five minutes he was, of course, a mass of fertilizer from head to feet; they gave him a sponge to tie over his mouth, so that he could breathe, but the sponge did not prevent his lips and eyelids from caking up with it and his ears from filling solid.
He did not know that just that simple thought was slowly filling his mind--filling and filling it until other things were softly pushed aside.
They saw the galleys along the beach, which, lowering their awnings, displayed themselves decked with streamers and pennons that trembled in the breeze and kissed and swept the water, while on board the bugles, trumpets, and clarions were sounding and filling the air far and near with melodious warlike notes.
I mean the power of filling casual vacancies in the Senate.
I have heard upwards of ten score of windlasses spring like one into clanking life in the dead of night, filling the Downs with a panic-struck sound of anchors being torn hurriedly out of the ground at the first breath of his approach.
Ah," she would say, "it's all very fine having a ready-made rich man, but mayhappen he'll be a ready-made fool; and it's no use filling your pocket full o' money if you've got a hole in the corner.
Very little passed between them on meeting; each found her greatest safety in silence, and few and trivial were the sentences exchanged while they remained upstairs, Catherine in busy agitation completing her dress, and Eleanor with more goodwill than experience intent upon filling the trunk.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
Anna Pavlovna's drawing room was gradually filling.
I was living in a time of high political tumult, and I certainly cared very much for the question of slavery which was then filling the minds of men; I felt deeply the shame and wrong of our Fugitive Slave Law; I was stirred by the news from Kansas, where the great struggle between the two great principles in our nationality was beginning in bloodshed; but I cannot pretend that any of these things were more than ripples on the surface of my intense and profound interest in literature.