I have some cavities on my front teeth near the gum line. Would I need to get those taken care of before I get veneers? Also, I have a tooth where the filling came out, again, is that something that I would need to fix before getting veneers? What kind of dental problems other than whitening or staightening do they solve?
- Debi from Indiana
Any cavities defective fillings you have on your front teeth should be taken care of before getting porcelain veneers. And the porcelain veneers can simply be placed over those fillings.
And yes, porcelain veneers can make your teeth whiter, can make crooked teeth appear straight, can make your teeth longer or shorter or more squared or more oval, or whatever you want. They are simply a way to get your teeth to be whatever color or shape you want them to be.
Read about white fillings.