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  1. #1 Dentistry 
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    What is the compound which dental fillings are made up of? Does anybody know? What exactly is calcium hydroxide???


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    calcium -Chemical element, one of the alkaline earth metals.

    hydroxide - Any compound with one or more functional groups made up of one atom.


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    i think they use amalgam(sp?), although they seem to be using a kind of plastic now at my dentist.

    and im not sure what you want to knwo about Ca(OH)<sub>2</sub>
    and so the balance of power shifts...
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    This is what I found.

    - amalgam, or alloy mixed with mercury
    - composite, or white filling with same color as that of teeth
    - indirect filling, or filling made in a lab

    Here's a link to where I found it.
    http://www.dentalpath.com/dp/dp_tf.htm
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