SOURCE: Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY

November 14, 2012 05:01 ET

Queens Dentist Performs Two-Day Smile Makeovers

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - Dr. Melani Kapetanakos, a prosthodontist in Bayside, knows her patients value the appearance of a smile. She also knows her patients lead very busy lives. These two elements have led Dr. Kapetanakos to practice a procedure sometimes referred to as "immediate orthodontics," or the two-visit smile makeover.

According to a recent study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 99.7 percent of Americans believe an aesthetically pleasing smile is an important social asset. However, over half of all American adults are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. In regard to smile makeovers, AACD shows that over 70 percent of all inquiries about the comprehensive procedure come from people between the ages of 31 and 50. Dr. Kapetanakos offers her smile makeover patients dramatic results with a minimal investment of time. Utilizing crowns, dental implants, or natural-looking, tooth-colored porcelain veneers, a patient's smile can change dramatically in just two visits. At her Bayside practice, Dr. Kapetanakos can also whiten, lengthen, and straighten teeth while correcting chips, gaps, stains, and mild crookedness.

With the rise of aesthetic procedures at Dr. Kapetanakos' practice, she has incorporated innovative approaches and advanced techniques in order to help patients achieve a beautiful, radiant smile with minimal to no reshaping to the natural tooth structure. This conservative approach maintains as much of a patient's natural tooth as possible while delivering maximum aesthetic improvement. Aggressive approaches to aesthetic dental treatments can be detrimental to the preservation of the natural foundation of a patient's smile.

Dr. Kapetanakos says that patients seeking a smile makeover do not need to sacrifice their natural tooth structures in the process. By choosing a dentist who is conscious of both the patient's aesthetic goals and the preservation of healthy tooth foundation, she believes patients can achieve natural-looking aesthetic results and restore their smile without sacrificing dental health. Dr. Kapetanakos believes a smile has the power to attract, build confidence, and brighten the day of others, and offers her patients these results with her two-day smile makeover so their new smile does not disrupt their busy lifestyle.

About Melani Kapetanakos, DDS

Dr. Melani Kapetanakos received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University in 2003. Afterward, she completed a one-year general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital before attending New York University's post-graduate program for advanced education in prosthodontics. Dr. Kapetanakos has also expanded her expertise in the field of Aesthetic Dentistry and Veneers at the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. She is a specialist in the field of prosthodontics -- specialized restorative treatment procedures such as dentures, bridges, crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, post and cores, implants, and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Kapetanakos served on dental outreach teams to Guatemala and Jamaica and has held faculty positions at NYU, Staten Island University Hospital, and Columbia University's Post-Graduate Prosthodontics Department.

To contact Dr. Melani Kapetanakos's practice, visit their website at or call 718-428-7474. The practice's office is located at 38-39 Bell Blvd., Suite 250, Bayside, NY 11361. The practice's Facebook page can be found at

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