Cavities can have harmful consequences on teeth and general health. For example, it can cause pain, abscesses (infections) as well as chewing disorders. Teeth are also weakened by tooth decay, which increases the risk of fracture … Cavities must therefore be treated as soon as possible.

To repair cavities, a dental filling (filling) is done. It also helps restore the proper functioning of chewing a damaged or decayed tooth and provides reinforcement to a worn tooth to improve aesthetics.