Fotini Chrisopoulos, DDS

Dr. Fotini N. Chrisopoulos is a board-eligible dental specialist. She is a surgically-trained prosthodontist renowned for her advanced dental skills and exceptional chairside manner.

With a lifelong dedication to excellence, Dr. Chrisopoulos has amassed numerous awards and distinctions throughout her career. She began her journey by graduating at the top of her class from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she received accolades for academic excellence. Subsequently, she served as a dentist for the Greek Military National Guard in Thessaloniki before pursuing specialized training in prosthodontics at Columbia University. There, she graduated with honors and obtained her Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics. She further honed her expertise as a Chief Fellow, completing surgical implant training at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

In addition to her clinical pursuits, Dr. Chrisopoulos has contributed to dental education through teaching, research projects, and international lectures. Her genuine and compassionate approach to patient care has earned her praise for effectively managing patients with dental anxiety and phobia.

Recognized as a top prosthodontist and dentist by reputable publications such as Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Virginia Living, and Arlington Magazine, Dr. Chrisopoulos continues to uphold the highest standards of dental care.

As a board-eligible prosthodontist, Dr. Chrisopoulos specializes in various fields, including but not limited to:

  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ) treatment
  • Invisalign
  • Teeth in a Day: All-on-4 Implants
  • Dentures and implant-supported overdentures
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry: Porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, in-office whitening
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Certified sleep apnea dentistry

Dr. Chrisopoulos shares, “As an extrovert, I find joy in taking care of my patients. Helping them with their dental needs and seeing the impact of their new smile on their confidence makes me happy! With over ten years of specialization and extensive dental knowledge, I strive to establish trust and rapport with my patients from our first interaction. My goal is to create a safe and trusted dental experience for my patients, guided by empathy and compassion.

Why see Dr. Fotini Chrisopoulos, the board-eligible prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are THE experts when it comes to replacing anything in your mouth. This can vary from one tooth, many teeth, or even all the teeth and gums in the mouth. While there are many dentists who can perform some of these procedures, Dr. Fotini Chrisopoulos is a specialist dedicated to these types of treatments. Rigorous training and years of experience give her a unique understanding of the dynamics of a beautiful smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.

What is smile analysis? This is a frequently asked question by Avantidentistry

Smile Analysis has to do with the tooth position, the lip position, all the anatomy of the mouth. When we have the patient come in, we take a full range of x-rays, photographs, impressions of the mouth and the current aesthetician. The most important thing is to identify what is the patient looking for, his chief complaint, because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

So after we have evaluated the patient, we send those impressions to our dental lab technician and he proceeds with a dental wax up. Wax up is the guideline that shows us how we want to change the shape of the teeth, the form of the teeth, and then we are able to try that in the mouth of the patient and the patient can visualize how he smiled will be before we even start.

How can we make my dentures fit better at Avantidentistry

Not all Dentures are the same, many dentists proceed with a denture fabrication that do not fit well. If you have a denture that doesn’t fit well, you can not feel comfortable. You have irritation of your tissue, and even if you just have dentures in your mouth without any implants supporting the dentures, your whole bone changes. So over several years, you will need to replace your denture. What we hear from most of the patients is the fact that after a few years they’re not able to chew properly and we have seen them losing weight.

They’re form of the face changes, and they don’t like the fact that they have to take off the denture and place them in a cup at night. Then patients come in and they want something more permanent. Implants have evolved and our main patient pull for implants, they’re missing their teeth, are patients who have dentures and they want to improve that.

Implants go into the bone and the dentures can either snap on the implants, and then we have what we call the removable denture, or it can be fixed on the implants so the patient doesn’t take out the denture anymore, and that improves the life of the patient by improving the function, aesthetics, eating, and the patient feels more comfortable in his daily life.

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