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What are indirect fillings?

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You may need an indirect filling if the tooth isn't healthy enough to support a filling but it's not so damaged that it needs a crown. During the first visit, decay or an old filling is removed, and your dentist will make an impression of the shape of the tooth and the teeth around it. The impression is sent to a dental lab that will make the indirect filling. A temporary filling is put in to protect the tooth. During the second visit, the indirect restoration is permanently cemented into place.

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WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

SOURCE:

WebMD Medical News: "FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings."

MedicineNet: "Fillings."

American Dental Association: "Dental Filling Options."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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