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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.

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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The researchers found that overall, there were no major differences between patients receiving amalgam or composite fillings in terms of filling failure rates.
Food manufacturers who are already using the aseptic system in the juice or dairy segment and want to expand their portfolio by adding unusual new products, or who are planning to enter the food business, will be ideally positioned with a Food Option filling machine, enabling them also to fill soups, sauces and desserts containing small particulates and fibres, or very viscous products.
After the drainage of all urine, first, the the bladder was filled continuously at a filling rate of 50 ml/min with sterile physiologic saline at room temperature and the maximum cystometric capacity was determined.
To prepare Filling and Frosting: Pick over and wipe clean strawberries.
Brush remaining half of dough with egg wash and fold over the filling.
In other medical specialties, family practice continued on its downward slope, filling 115 fewer residency positions than last year.
a second bread layer juxtaposed to said at least one filling opposite of said first bread layer, wherein said second bread layer includes a second perimeter surface similar to said first perimeter surface;
The implant may break due to injury to the breast or normal aging of the implant, releasing the salt water filling.
The act of chewing hits a restoration or filling with what amounts to a series of hammer blows.
Some dentists-a small but vocal minority-assert that there is a clear and present danger in mercury, which comprises about 50% of each filling (the other half consisting of silver and other metals).