New York Cosmetic Dentist Discusses How to Choose a Prosthodontist

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Bayside, NY cosmetic dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Melani Kapetanakos specializes in restorative treatment procedures such as dentures, porcelain veneers, implants, and other aesthetic dental treatments. She says choosing the right prosthodontist is critical to getting the best results and a healthy smile.

Bayside, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) and focuses on aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, including procedures such as dental veneers and dental implants. Specialization in prosthodontics requires an additional two to three years of training after dental school through a hospital- or university-based program accredited by the ADA.

At her New York cosmetic dentistry practice, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY, Dr. Melani Kapetanakos says today’s advanced technology in dental options and prosthodontic procedures can produce dramatic results in a short amount of time. She adds that a state-of-the-art facility and dental team can make the difference in proper care.

Dr. Kapetanakos, who recently appeared with the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors June 2011 issue, also says that quality prosthodontics requires a dedicated and experienced staff. She adds that prosthodontists require knowledge in various fields of aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry, which is why Dr. Kapetanakos recommends seeing one that is certified at an accredited institution.

In order to achieve the best results, Dr. Kapetanakos recommends looking for a prosthodontist who has specific experience within the restorative field of dentistry. Choosing the right practice, she adds, can offer patients greater confidence and overall dental health. “When choosing a prosthodontist it is important for patients to look for someone who is active in the dental community, with a great deal of experience and extensive training.”

About Dr. Kapetanakos

Dr. Melani Kapetanakos received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University in 2003, followed by the completion of a one-year General Practice Residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. She has completed specialty training in aesthetic dentistry and implant training as an Implant Fellow at NYU. Dr. Kapetanakos is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, and many other organizations.

Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of New York is located at 38-39 Bell Blvd. Suite 250 in Bayside, NY. They can be reached at (718) 428-7474 or on its website or the Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of NY Facebook page.


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