Cosmetic Dentistry

Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and Beyond – Teeth Whitening and Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options

At Revive, we believe that everyone has the right to have an attractive, healthy smile, and with cosmetic dentistry, we can give people the dazzling smiles of their dreams.  Aesthetic treatments can conceal misalignment, chips, cracks, broken or missing teeth, and discoloration, giving patients beautiful smiles.  Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael M. Mortazie provide patients from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and surrounding areas with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and other treatments to transform their smiles.  Visit our Smile Makeover Gallery to see the amazing results Drs. Yazdani and Mortazie have achieved for some patients from the D.C., Chevy Chase, and Bethesda areas using teeth whitening and other treatments.  If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with aesthetic options, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice and schedule a consultation.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve a person’s smile, since it can quickly lighten the teeth up to ten shades.  Professional bleaching products remove deep-set stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco, certain medications, the effects of aging, and other factors.  Many patients from Alexandria and nearby areas who receive teeth whitening treatments from our dentists report delight in their new smiles and improvement in their confidence.  Patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and beyond can receive at-home or in-office teeth whitening at Revive. 

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Many patients seeking smile makeovers at our Washington, D.C. practice choose in-office teeth whitening.  This is the quickest bleaching method, since it can dramatically whiten the teeth in just one office visit.  When in-office teeth whitening is performed, a rubber shield is placed over the gums to prevent contact with the whitening solution.  Next, a powerful but gentle whitening gel is applied to the teeth.  A special light is used to activate the gel by breaking up hydrogen in the solution, which bleaches out stains.   The entire process usually takes about an hour, although patients with severe stains may benefit from a second treatment or at-home whitening. 

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Many of our patients from Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and surrounding areas choose at-home teeth whitening because of the convenience of home application, the reduced cost, and the gradual but marked results.  Dentist-supervised at-home whitening uses custom-fitted trays that hold bleaching gel against the teeth without causing the gum irritation associated with over-the-counter whitening systems.   

Patients pick up their custom-fitted whitening trays and bleaching solution from our office in D.C.  Every night, they fill the trays with the gel and wear them overnight.  Depending on the severity of the stains and whether the patient wears the trays as directed, whitening can be completed in about one or two weeks. 

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most transformative cosmetic dentistry options available, since they completely conceal chips, cracks, misalignment, and discoloration.  After just one or two office visits, patients can enjoy the smiles they’ve always dreamed of, without orthodontic treatment.  Our Washington, D.C. team is pleased to provide veneers as the permanent teeth whitening solution. If you are interested in a smile makeover with porcelain veneers, contact Revive to schedule a consultation. 

Porcelain Crowns

For patients who have teeth that are missing or badly damaged or discolored, porcelain crowns can be an excellent, relatively inexpensive option.  These artificial teeth encase and protect the tooth, providing a stable chewing surface.  Crowns are also used to cover dental implants.  Revive uses ultra-modern ceramic materials that are more durable, safe, and attractive than traditional ceramics. 

Porcelain Bridges

Porcelain bridges are a common solution for replacing one or more missing teeth.  They work by anchoring an artificial tooth or teeth between two natural teeth.  Bridges are fixed teeth in your mouth, we use all porcelain materials that are amazingly realistic and long lasting.  Patients interested in porcelain bridges should also consider dental implants, since implants can act as natural free standing teeth that can be brushed and flossed in your mouth and can produce a lasting, comfortable alternative to bridges.

Dental Bonding

Minor chips, cracks, and stains are often easily concealed with dental bonding, in which the dentist applies a tooth-colored material over minor imperfections.  The bonding material is then cured with a special light and buffed to a shine.  We provide dental bonding materials that blend beautifully with the teeth to create a natural-looking result. 

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Invisalign®

Patients who are dissatisfied with their smiles because of misalignment can straighten their smiles inconspicuously with Invisalign®.  The Invisalign® system uses a series of virtually invisible plastic oral trays that gradually reposition the teeth.  When worn as directed, Invisalign® can achieve results in about six to eighteen months.  Many of our patients from the Bethesda area complement Invisalign® with teeth whitening to obtain a total smile makeover. 

White Fillings

White fillings are an attractive, safe alternative to traditional metal fillings.  The tooth-colored material blends beautifully with the tooth and does not cause the tooth-sensitivity or health risks of metal fillings.  Revive both provides new fillings and replaces metal fillings with tooth-colored ones.

Cosmetic Dentures

Revive provides beautiful, custom-made dentures for patients missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws.  Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, dentures are more attractive than ever before.  Modern dentures also fit securely and are remarkably durable.  When anchored by dental implants, they provide a tooth restoration virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

Contact Revive

If you want to improve your smile and live in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., or a nearby area, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and other aesthetic options are available to you at Revive.   We invite you to contact our cosmetic dentistry office and schedule a consultation with our dentists to begin the process of attaining the dazzling smile of your dreams.

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