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1. Dentistry
a. any of various substances (metal, plastic, etc.) for inserting into the prepared cavity of a tooth
b. the cavity of a tooth so filled
2. Textiles another term for weft



in dentistry, the restoration of the shape and physiological functioning of a tooth by means of an inlay. The filling of teeth prevents progress of dental caries and isolates affected tissues from the microorganisms present in the mouth.

Cavities formed in the hard tissues of the teeth are filled with a malleable material that eventually hardens. A tooth is prepared to receive a filling by the surgical excision of tooth tissues that have lost their firmness. A cavity of a definite outline is then formed. Temporary fillings are sometimes used to cover cavities in which medicinal substances have been applied.

Permanent fillings are made from materials with sufficiently high sturdiness, hardness, and resistance to the effects of saliva. They differ little in color from the crown of the tooth and are harmless to both the tooth and the entire body. Filling materials include phosphate cements, silicate cements, silicophosphate cements, acrylic plastics, preparations based on epoxy resins, and amalgams consisting of a hard solution of metals (silver) in mercury. When filling teeth with amalgams, plastics, or silicate cements, a packing of phosphate cement or artificial dentin (zinc-sulfate cement) is made, and then the filling material is injected into the tooth canal with a special probe needle or plugger.


Groshikov, M. I., and V. K. Patrikeev. Metody diagnostiki i lecheniia v terapevticheskoi stomatologii. Moscow, 1967.
Streliukhina, T. F. Stomatologicheskie plombirovochnye materialy. Leningrad, 1969.



The loading of trucks with any material.
An increase in the central pressure of a pressure system on a constant-height chart, or an analogous increase in height on a constant-pressure chart; the term is commonly applied to a low rather than to a high.
(mining engineering)
Allowing a mine to fill with water.
The yarn running perpendicular to the lengthwise, or warp, yarn in weaving. Also known as pick; weft; woof.
In cloth finishing, a clay or starch used to add body and weight.


1. The application of a filler to fill cracks, dents, and other surface imperfections.
2. Same as infilling.


An increase in the central pressure of a meteorological system. The term applies to a low rather than a high. Filling is the opposite of deepening.
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Quality of molar root canal fillings performed with the lateral compaction and the single-cone technique.
The present study demonstrated significant correlation between root canal filling length and the curvature of canals which were in agreement with the previous published research.
Antimicrobial analysis of different root canal filling pastes used in pediatric dentistry by two experimental methods.
The most widely used root canal filling material is GP with various sealers and resilon is a viable alternative to gutta-percha.
Material for a two root canal filling (using gutta-percha pins) "Guttasiler Plus" or equivalent
5] This retreatment requires the removal of the original root canal filling, further cleaning, shaping, and refilling.
Various root canal filling materials used for primary teeth are; zinc oxide eugenol, iodoform containing pastes such as Kri paste (iodoform, camphor, menthol and parachlorophenol), Maisto paste (iodoform, camphor, menthol, parachlorophenol, zinc oxide, lanolin and thymol), Guedes-Pinto paste (iodoform, camphorated parachlorophenol), Rifocort (prednisolone, iodoform, zinc oxide, calcium hydroxide, bariun sulphate, eugenol and parachlorophenol), Vitapex, Metapex and 3(MIX).
The goal of endodontic therapy is to obtain a root canal filling that allows tridimensional sealing of the root canal system, using a nonirritant material to support periapical healing.
3 Thus technical quality of root canal filling can be used as a means to evaluate the prognosis of root canal treatment.
12 It is reported that post endodontic pain is also influenced by the root canal filling technique In a study conducted by Alonso-Ezpeleta et al, cold lateral condensation was associated with the least amount of pain after obturation.