When decay has eaten away at the tooth a hole remains. The dentist needs to fill this hole produced by the decay, a 'filling' is thus placed.
Today there are basically two types of filling, 'silver' fillings and 'white' fillings. There has been much bad publicity regarding silver fillings as they contain mercury, a toxic substance. There is much controversy regarding dental amalgam as it contains mercury, a potentially toxic substance. Despite this fact it has many clinical advantages.
But there is also Dentemp OS - temporary dental repair Custom Filling Mix - repairs both loose caps and lost fillings. The easy to use directions allow you to decide how much to use depending on what you need to repair. This mix will replace a lost filling or cement a loose cap or crown and allows you to eat on it within an hour of use. This is a temporary repair until you can get in to see your dentist.
It is a traditional dental combination of zinc oxide and eugenol (clove oil) mixed when needed to make a temporary tooth patch for lost cavity filling, or to re-cement a cap or inlaid on a tooth. It's strong enough that you'll need to have a dentist remove it later. Since an emergency Dentemp kit weighs less than an ounce, it should be part of your traveling or backpacking kit. You can get it anywhere or at Majesticdrug.com
Dentemp OS provides fast, temporary relief of pain and discomfort. Just remove it from its plastic vial and it's ready to use. No Mess! No Mixing! Just put the solution and your good to go. There are several applications in each vial. It replaces lost fillings and may be used to temporarily cement loose crowns. - no more pain and embarrassment! And within 30 minutes of setting, you can actually eat on it - isn't that great and fast? And the most great thing about it is that it has been tested and fully comply with FDA Regulations for Oral Care.