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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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The last of these two clauses, it is equally clear, cannot be understood to comprehend the power of filling vacancies in the Senate, for the following reasons: First.
We used to see Marrow-Bone filling his gourd at the drinking-place and carrying it carefully up to his cave.
And through it all moved the Iron Heel, impassive and deliberate, shaking up the whole fabric of the social structure in its search for the comrades, combing out the Mercenaries, the labor castes, and all its secret services, punishing without mercy and without malice, suffering in silence all retaliations that were made upon it, and filling the gaps in its fighting line as fast as they appeared.
In truth, it was a joke to me, that I, the veriest landsman, should be filling the office of mate; but to be taken as a joke by others was a different matter.
I had cherished a hope that his victims would find an opportunity to escape while filling our water-barrels, but Wolf Larsen had selected his spot well.
For Filling, melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat; cool.
Huhtamaki UK, European supplier of food packaging, has developed its Flex-E-Fill, an automated rotary filling system.
Casting simulation software utilizes the laws of physics to mathematically describe the filling and solidification of metal in a mold cavity.
Nearly two-fifths of employers responding to BNA's Quarterly Employment Survey in 1993 (38 percent) had difficulty filling vacant positions, compared with about one out of four firms surveyed during the depths of the 1990-91 recession.
The recipe Anderson remembers her mother making had a ground beef chuck filling sandwiched between a simple, thick mixture made with water, salt, cornmeal and a little butter.
MHI's new Sequential Cavity Separation (SCS) process also permits molding parts of different dimensions on the same tool or filling just selected cavities in a multi-cavity mold, says Dave Voisard, MHI special projects manager and co-developer of the process along with Doug Smith, also a special projects manager.