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Filling

    Restoration of lost tooth structure with metal, porcelain or resin materials.

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Restoration
Replacement of portion of a damaged tooth.



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Filler
An inactive substance used to make a product bigger or easier to handle. For example, fillers are often used to make pills or capsules because the amount of active drug is too small to be handled conveniently.

Filling, Dental Permanent
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Filling, Permanent Dental
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Filling, Temporary Dental
A prosthesis or restoration placed for a limited period, from several days to several months, which is designed to seal the tooth and maintain its position until a permanent restoration (DENTAL RESTORATION, PERMANENT) will replace it. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Filling-In theory
Idea that the brightness and color of interiors of homogeneous regions are determined by a process of lateral spread of neural activation that is initiated by units responding to abrupt changes in luminance and wavelength.

Fillings, Dental Permanent
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Fillings, Permanent Dental
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Fillings, Temporary Dental
A prosthesis or restoration placed for a limited period, from several days to several months, which is designed to seal the tooth and maintain its position until a permanent restoration (DENTAL RESTORATION, PERMANENT) will replace it. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)



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Follicle
The tiny shaft in the skin through which a hair grows, and sebum is excreted from sebaceous glands to the surface of the skin.

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Walking with a series of quick, small, shuffling steps as if hurrying forward to keep balance.

Flexor muscle
Any muscle that causes the bending of a limb or other body part.

Facing
Tooth colored overlay on the visible portion of a crown; may be acrylic, composite or porcelain.

FAGD
Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry.

Filling

Fistula
channel emanating pus from an infection site; a gum boil

Flap surgery
Lifting of gum tissue to expose and clean underlying tooth and bone structures.

Freeway space
Distance between the upper and lower teeth with the lower jaw in rest position.

Forceps
Instrument used for removal of teeth.

Forensic dentistry
Practice of gathering legal evidence for body identification or judicial issues.

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