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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

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

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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A total of 253 subjects were randomly assigned to receive amalgam fillings and 254 to receive resin composite fillings for their existing caries as well as for any more that developed over 7 years of follow-up.
Dr Hempleman removes amalgam fillings daily, replacing them with composite fillings, but says the procedure can be hazardous because of the release of mercury particles.
Universal testing machine was fixed at a crosshead speed of 0.5mm 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.
Aesthetics - the shade/color of the composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.
Among the tested techniques, total etch technique with incremental filling of composite is the one taken as standard technique for composite fillings. Most of the samples in this technique like other techniques showed high leakage scores (table 2).
The researchers found that overall, there were no major differences between patients receiving amalgam or composite fillings in terms of filling failure rates.
Gan also detailed the procedures to be done on Revilla, including a panoramic radiograph and composite fillings on his upper frontal teeth.
There is extensive evidence documenting that composite fillings are leak proof, few pertinent data are available for biodentin yet.
Many people with amalgam fillings today are also having them taken out and replaced with composite fillings to remove any mercury in the amalgam and for esthetic purposes.
More studies are needed but it may be wise to avoid bisGMA-based composite fillings in children.
The Norwegian and Swedish bans come at a time when alternative composite fillings have become strong enough to replace amalgams under practically any circumstance.
Beginning in 1997, the team followed 507 Portuguese children aged 8-12 years who received either amalgam or resin-based composite fillings, conducting clinical neurologic exams to assess two types of neurologic signs: hard (indicating damage to specific neural structures), and soft (subtle signs of central nervous system dysfunction that likely point to immature sensory-motor skills rather than to any structural damage in the brain).