Purpose
  • To restore the anatomy and function of the tooth
    Photograph of the appearance of a decayed tooth before  filling is placed. Photograph of the appearance of a decayed tooth after  a filling is placed.
    Before filling
    After filling

  • To preserve the tooth and prevent complications

  • To control pain

  • To prevent early loss of deciduous teeth that may result in alignment problem in the permanent teeth
    Animation showing early shedding of deciduous teeth resulting in poor alignment of their permanent successors.