Fillings Index

Featured: Fillings Main Article

Dental fillings are used to treat cavities and teeth that have been cracked, broken, or worn down. Filling materials include cast gold, silver amalgams, composite fillings, ceramics, and glass ionomer. Amalgams containing mercury are considered safe. Regular dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing will help maintain fillings.

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Dental Cavities Second Source article from MedicineNet...learn more »
    • Cavities Learn more about cavities including symptoms, treatment, and prevention. See how tooth decay, plaque, and bacteria contribute to...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cavities Article
      • What are cavities?
      • What are microcavities?
      • How does a cavity form?
      • What risk factors contribute to tooth decay?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cavities?
      • How are cavities diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cavities?
      • What is CAMBRA?
      • Treatment of cavities during pregnancy
      • What is the prognosis of a cavity?
    • Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Symptoms and signs of gum disease...learn more »
      In This Article
      Gum Disease Article
      • What is gum disease (gingivitis)?
      • What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontital disease?
      • What causes gum disease?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?
      • How is gum disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for gum disease?
      • Are home remedies or natural treatments effective for gum disease?
      • Can gum disease be reversed?
      • Is gum disease associated with other health problems?
      • How is gum disease managed in children?
      • How is gum disease managed in pregnancy?
      • Can gum disease be prevented?
      • Is gum disease contagious?
    • Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis....learn more »
      In This Article
      Toothache Article
      • What is a toothache?
      • What causes a toothache?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a toothache?
      • How is a toothache diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a toothache?
      • Are home remedies effective for a toothache?
      • How is a toothache treated during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a toothache?
      • Can a toothache be prevented?
    • Dental Injuries Dental injuries range from a chipped or fractured tooth to a knocked out tooth. Treatment depends upon the severity of the dental...learn more »
      In This Article
      Dental Injuries Article
      • Dental injury facts
      • Introduction
      • What is a tooth fracture?
      • What is a serious tooth fracture?
      • What about a chipped tooth?
      • What about a fracture of the enamel and dentin?
      • What if I get my teeth knocked out?
      • What is a displaced tooth?
      • Prevention of dental injuries
    • Oral Health Problems in Children Oral health problems in children include thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, tooth decay, and early tooth loss. Get...learn more »
      In This Article
      Oral Health Problems in Children Article
      • Baby bottle tooth decay
      • How do I prevent baby bottle tooth decay?
      • Thumb sucking
      • Tips to help your child stop thumb sucking
      • Tongue thrusting
      • Lip sucking
      • Early tooth loss

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

View All 8 Fillings Health News »

Health Features

Tools & References


Terms related to Fillings:

  • Dental