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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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They added that there are no comparable data on the risks associated with resin composite fillings, which are the most commonly used alternative to amalgam fillings.
Both groups of researchers noted that resin composite fillings are more expensive than amalgam; are more difficult materials to work with; and appear to be less durable than amalgam, as they have higher failure rates.
5mm per minute using a span of 20mm Force recorded to produce the fracture for specimens produced by nano hybrid composite filling material Nexcomp (Meta Biomed Co; Ltd.
Both groups of researchers noted that resin composite fillings are more expensive than amalgam; are more difficult to work with; and appear to be less durable, as they have higher failure rates.
Two recent studies--one from Portugal and the other from the United States--showed no drop in IQ or impairment of memory, coordination, concentration, or kidney function in children with silver fillings compared to matched children with resin composite fillings.
New for 2007, Renaissance America has enhanced the Renaissance Dental benefit offerings to include posterior composite fillings and dental implants as standard benefits, and the Renaissance Value Card(SM) for all subscribers at no additional cost.
General dentists can provide amalgam and composite fillings, teeth cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, sealants, oral surgery, gum disease treatment, TMJ therapy, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, tobacco cessation and nutrition counseling, crowns and bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
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Light contains an array of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that provides a fast and effective solution for curing composite fillings in teeth.
However, though number of studies showed quite high values of microleakage with all-in-one DBA but in the present study falling of most of the samples in the highest values showed the failure of this technique in proximal composite fillings.
The PAC utilizes a high intensity light source to cure composite fillings four times faster than conventional lights.
The PAC utilizes a high intensity light source to rapidly cure composite fillings and accelerate light-activated tooth bleaching materials.