Dental Procedures or Services
While twice-daily brushings and regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, regular check-ups and cleanings are absolutely necessary for maintaining a healthy mouth. Dr. Melani Kapetanakos, our dental hygienists, and our dental assistant can help you keep your teeth and gums strong and disease-free. To schedule a cleaning or consultation, please contact us at Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY today.
For those patients who would like to restore beauty and health to their mouths, we are proud to offer the finest aesthetic dentistry in the region. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY offers a full range of procedures and services to give you the healthier, more attractive smile you desire.
Sometimes referred to as "immediate orthodontics," smile makeovers offer dramatic results with a minimal investment of time. Using crowns, dental implants, or natural-looking, tooth-colored porcelain veneers at her Bayside practice, Dr. Kapetanakos can help you create a stand-out, light-up-the-room kind of smile. Smile makeovers can whiten, lengthen, and even straighten teeth. Whatever your concerns – chips, gaps, stains, mild crookedness – we can create a beautiful new smile in just two visits.
To learn more about how we can create dramatic new smiles through implants, crowns, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening, residents are invited to contact us today.
For patients with stained, chipped, cracked, injured, or misaligned teeth, Dr. Kapetanakos offers the option of natural-looking porcelain veneers at her Bayside dental practice. Dr. Kapetanakos will customize your porcelain veneers so that they perfectly match the size, shape, and color of your surrounding natural teeth. Strong, durable, and highly resistant to staining, porcelain veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth, effectively concealing imperfections and restoring beauty to your smile. If desired, Dr. Kapetanakos can combine the placement of your veneers with other procedures such as teeth whitening or can craft a full set of porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover plan.
To learn more about our quality porcelain veneers, contact us at any time.
In addition to porcelain veneers, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY also offers the option of porcelain crowns to correct misshapen, misaligned, cracked, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, dental crowns are customized to cover the entire surface area of a tooth. As a result, dental crowns not only perform an aesthetic function but also reinforce weak or cracked teeth. To find out more about porcelain crowns, please contact Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Kapetanakos.
For patients who are missing one or more of their original teeth, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY offers the option of natural looking, all-ceramic dental bridges. Comprised of one or more artificial teeth supported on either end by porcelain crowns, a dental bridge fills the gap where natural teeth are missing. Aside from improving your appearance and confidence, a dental bridge can correct speaking and chewing problems, as well as decrease strain when biting. Because Dr. Kapetanakos will customize your bridge to fit securely in your mouth, you will have the confidence of knowing that it will not fall out or become loose. To learn more about our strong, comfortable, discreet dental bridges, please contact us today.
Sometimes called "indirect" fillings, inlays and onlays offer a stronger, more durable alternative to traditional metal fillings. Crafted of tooth-colored porcelain, inlays are used to fill cavities while onlays cover the entire top surface of a damaged tooth. As with all services offered by Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY, you can expect that only the highest quality materials will be used in your inlays or onlays to ensure the most dependable, natural looking results.
Dr. Kapetanakos is proud to feature the advanced Zoom!™ teeth whitening system at Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY. By offering this revolutionary teeth whitening treatment to our patients, we are able to produce dramatic results in a single office visit of about an hour. Indeed, most patients who undergo the Zoom!™ teeth whitening procedure leave our office with teeth that are between six and ten shades whiter, results that can last for years with proper care.
The safe, painless Zoom!™ teeth whitening procedure begins with the application of a specially formulated gel onto your teeth. When exposed to the Zoom!™ whitening lamp, this gel breaks down and penetrates the enamel of your teeth, removing or substantially lightening even such stubborn stains as those caused by tobacco, coffee, and soda. After an hour, the gel is removed, and a five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You will leave our office with the renewed confidence that only a whiter, more attractive smile can bring.
To learn more about Zoom!™ teeth whitening, patients are welcome to contact us at any time.
As dental technology has progressed, unsightly, potentially dangerous mercury fillings have become outdated and unnecessary. At our state-of-the-art dental facility in Bayside, Dr. Kapetanakos uses only mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth and correct injuries. The fillings, made of resin, ceramic, or porcelain, are bonded directly to your teeth and are much more natural-looking and comfortable than their metal counterparts. We also invite those patients who currently have metal fillings to contact Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY to find out how you can improve your oral health by upgrading to tooth-colored fillings.
At Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of NY, we use only digital x-rays to evaluate your teeth and mouth. Although the risk of radiation damage from normal x-rays is small, digital x-rays reduce exposure by 90%, significantly enhancing your safety. To take a digital x-ray of your teeth, we insert a tiny camera into your mouth. The x-rays are then instantly transmitted to a computer screen, allowing Dr. Kapetanakos to review them with you immediately. The crystal clear image afforded by digital technology will make it easier for you to understand your diagnosis and treatment options. Truly, digital x-rays help you to make more informed and confident decisions about your treatment.