5 Reasons to Choose Dental Lumineers

Posted on: August 6, 2021

Lumineers Chevy Chase, MD

A beautiful, straight, customized smile is a real possibility with Lumineers. These extremely thin porcelain shells are a vast improvement from classic dental veneers. Traditional veneers require the removal of some enamel to make room for their placement. Lumineers, however, can be attached directly to the front of the teeth without any prior preparation.

Reasons to choose Lumineers™

There are so many reasons why patients trust Lumineers to give them the smile they want. For one, Lumineers provide patients' teeth with a functional, natural-looking and sleek look. These advanced veneers can hide imperfections and enhance the smile.

Fully customizable, Lumineers offer an improved appearance to the exact specifications set by the patient. If the patient wants to brighten teeth but keep the gap that makes their smile so unique, this can be accomplished. If the patient wants to keep their teeth shade the same but fix those few snaggle teeth, it can also be done.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider Lumineers to improve your smile.

Brighten your smile

Smile looking a little worse for the wear? Lumineers can fix that. While whitening treatments can only do so much, and for so long, Lumineers stay bright and white for years to come. These specialized veneers can last 20 years or more, while whitening treatments fade much quicker. If you find yourself spending too much money and time on whitening your teeth, it might be time to consider Lumineers.

Straighten teeth in two weeks

Adult patients with minor to moderately misaligned teeth often have Lumineers placed to create a straightened appearance. Instead of going through months, or even years of orthodontic treatment to achieve a straight smile, veneers can create the same effect in just two weeks.

During an initial consultation, the dentist and patient will work together to choose the shade and shape of the veneers. Soon after, the dentist will take an impression of the mouth and use it to create the veneers. This impression is then sent to a dental laboratory that will create the Lumineers; this process usually takes about two weeks to complete. At the second appointment, the Lumineers are permanently bonded to the teeth and ready for use.

Braces come with some disadvantages –– pain, sensitivity, lengthy treatment times and a distracting appearance, to name a few. Patients that want to skip the metal mouth and get right to the straightened smile should consider Lumineers.

Fix gaps or chips

Whether it be one slightly chipped tooth or a few damaged teeth, Lumineers are often used to cover cracks in a patient's smile. A chipped tooth can be an unwelcome distraction in a smile, as can gapped teeth. Both of these issues can be remedied with Lumineers. As Lumineers cover the entire front of each tooth, a smile will look complete after the veneers are in place.

Boost confidence

Almost every adult knows what it feels like to want to hide their smile when in social situations. Even when teeth are only slightly discolored or misaligned, any distraction in the smile can take a toll on self-confidence. The great thing about Lumineers is that they enhance the smile to the point where you will want to show your teeth in public. The right dentist can help patients make a great first impression with Lumineers.


Lumineers are made from a stain-resistant type of medical-grade porcelain. With proper care, these veneers will remain bright for decades. Lumineers are also completely reversible –– there is no need to remove tooth structure to make way for Lumineers. Designed to last a lifetime, Lumineers can correct all smile concerns for years to come. Are Lumineers™ a good fit for you?

Chances are, the smile you desire is possible with Lumineers. Call our office today to set up a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for Lumineers.

Request an appointment here: https://www.jamesjstevensdds.net or call James J. Stevens DDS at (301) 656-3900 for an appointment in our Chevy Chase office.

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