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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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To investigate this, researchers from America and Brazil accessed a large repository of dental records from a dental school in Pittsburgh, which contained information on patient fillings and rates of failure up to five years after the filling procedure.
The findings, led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, showed that within two years of the dental procedure, fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol, while the overall filling failure rate was higher in men who smoked.
by Courtesy of Artipot One should never refrigerate the cake that has custard filling as the filling can separate.
Adequate taper was found in 259 root canal fillings while inadequate taper in 18 root canal fillings.
The US Food and Drug Administration say amalgam fillings that contain more than 50 per cent mercury can cause allergic reactions and make patients feel ill.
In a case-control study involving 1,336 infants born in Norway during a 7-year period, women who had fillings placed in the first or second month of pregnancy had roughly quadrupled odds of giving birth to an infant with cleft palate.
Their work, just published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, shows that the surface forms of mercury in older "silver" fillings (also known as amalgams) may be less toxic than previously thought.
Two recent studies in children report that the old dental fillings are safe.
TREATMENT There are four areas of decay, which can be finished with white fillings to match my other fillings.
But the crisis in NHS dentistry in Wales appears to have been slightly tempered by the revelation that fillings inserted in Wales are better than elsewhere in the country.
Although the two fillings can be used interchangeably, she prefers the Bavarian cream filling with mixed fruits and the custard (the richer of the two) with fresh berries.
Silver fillings are made up of five metals amalgamated together to form the solid silver mass in your teeth.