filling


filling

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fill·ing 'fil-iŋ n
1) material (as gold or amalgam) used to fill a cavity in a tooth
2) simple sporadic lymphangitis of the leg of a horse commonly due to overfeeding and insufficient exercise

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n.
(in dentistry) the operation of inserting a specially prepared substance into a cavity drilled in a tooth, often in the treatment of dental caries. The filling may be temporary or permanent, and various materials may be used (see amalgam, cement, composite resin, gold).

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fill·ing (filґing) 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 this material in a prepared tooth cavity or root canal. Called also restoration.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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