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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Patients who choose implant dentures often cannot receive standard dental implants without first undergoing bone grafting surgery.

Drs. John M. Pinnix IV and George A. Betancourt offer All-on-4® dental implants, which can usually be placed without preliminary grafting.

Why do patients at our Charlotte, NC, practice choose this advanced technique?

4 Implants Are All You Need

If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth on either arch, this treatment can completely restore your bite with a denture that will stay firmly in place at all times thanks to four strategically placed dental implants
All-on-4 can be especially beneficial to those who would otherwise need a bone graft before receiving an implant-supported denture but desire a faster and more cost-effective solution.

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Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt take a special interest in complex restorative dentistry cases and will be happy to discuss All-on-4 dental implants with you. Unlike many other dentists, we have additional education in oral implantology and perform your entire treatment from start to finish. Dr. Betancourt is even a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, placing him at the top of the field.

During your consultation, we will assess your teeth and provide you with a personalized treatment timeline and cost estimate. We will make sure treatment is right for your smile, and that you know what to expect every step of the way.

Patients in the greater Ballantyne and Gastonia areas can contact our Charlotte, NC, dental practice to schedule a consultation today. You can reach our office online, or by calling:

(704) 543-1102

5-Star Reviews From Satisfied Charlotte Patients


Wendy Gagnon

Charlotte, NC


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The Best Experience I've ever had!! I have PTSD from previous dentists hurting me and leaving me in pain for years. The entire office is filled with wonderful, kind and caring people! Dr. Pirtle is AMAZING!!! For the first time since 2012 I have no more pain when I drink or eat anything!! Thank you to all of them!!! I recommend them to anyone!! They do sedation Dentistry, which was amazing for me!!!

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Carolynn Sarver

Charlotte, NC


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Dr. Pinnex and his team are truly exceptional! My new smile is beautiful and so natural thanks to Dr. Pinnex's meticulous work. Plus, his team is extremely professional, warm, and caring.

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See Our Incredible Transformations

Take a look at this All-on-4 patient's results at our Charlotte practice...

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Before The implants are placed and become fused to the jaw.
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After A custom-made denture achieves a dazzling smile.  

We Use Cutting-Edge Technology for Superior Results

Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt looking at digital impressions

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, serving Charlotte, Ballantyne, and nearby areas, we use advanced dental technology to ensure the most successful implant results possible.

For example, Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt can utilize our CAD/CAM system to take digital impressions and create 3D images of your smile. These images allow for more precise planning and conservative treatment. We can also take digital X-rays to accurately visualize the supporting structures of your smile while designing your implant treatment plan. 

Many Patients Find All-on-4 Is More Affordable

While the many important benefits of dental implants are no secret, some candidates may hesitate to seriously consider treatment due to the cost. Although every patient's unique needs dictate how much treatment will cost, it is generally more affordable than restoring your smile with traditional implants because:

  • It requires fewer implants
  • It usually requires only one surgery
  • It can allow you to undergo placement without preliminary dental bone grafting

Paying for All-on-4 Dental Implants 

Third-Party Financing

While some insurance plans will pay for parts of the treatment, All-on-4 implants are rarely completely covered. However, you can reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses with affordable financing plans through CareCredit® and Citi® Health Card financing.

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Our Charlotte practice also accepts payment plans through third-party lenders. If your own line of credit is more economical or accessible than other financing options, then you are welcome to use your own line of credit. 

Let's Estimate the Cost of Your Treatment

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Because you have unique dental needs and no two treatments are exactly alike, the best way to get an idea of how much you can expect to pay for All-on-4 is to meet with our dentists during a private consultation. Your dentist will perform a detailed examination of your bite to determine your candidacy for treatment, and listen as you explain what you hope to achieve. Together, you can decide whether All-on-4 is the best way to rehabilitate your smile, and you can receive an estimated cost of treatment based on this conversation.

Don't continue suffering with an incomplete smile. Write to us or call today to request your consultation:

You Cannot Put A Price
On A Confident Smile...

"After many years of neglecting the proper care of my teeth, I went to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. They created a plan that took my budget, my schedule, and my personal comfort into account. After many months, I am able to smile for that picture again." Tracy Ross

Comparing All-on-4 With Traditional Implants

Patients do not have to compromise the quality of their results if they are unable to get traditional dental implants. All-on-4 treatment is highly effective when performed by an experienced oral implantologist such as Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt.

Approximately 94% of All-on-4 cases are still successful 10 years after placement

*According to a study by Malo Clinic Lisbon

Good Candidates Have:

Complete Tooth Loss

Our doctors will always try to save any remaining teeth if possible. However, there are cases in which removing and replacing all the teeth on a dental arch is the best option to restore your health.

Jawbone Atrophy

This method is especially helpful for patients who have experienced tissue loss in their jaw – a natural side effect of missing teeth. This technique can help you avoid the need for a bone grafting procedure.

Otherwise Good Oral Health

Certain oral health issues, such as gum disease, can interfere with the success of your implants. Our Charlotte dentists can recommend additional dental treatments to restore candidacy.

But the treatment is not right for everyone...

All-on-4 implants are specifically designed to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. We do not recommend this type of dental implant for patients missing a single tooth or those who have retained the majority of their natural teeth. If you have less extensive tooth loss, an implant-supported crown or bridge may be a more effective solution than a full arch denture. When you arrive at our practice for your consultation, we will help you determine if traditional implants or All-on-4 implants are better for you.

New Teeth In Just One Day

Once you and your dentist have determined this method of tooth replacement is right for you, the procedure can be completed in a single visit. Here is what you can expect when you arrive at our Charlotte, NC, dental office on the day of your surgery...
Choosing All-on-4 means you never have to go without teeth.
Choosing All-on-4 means you never have to go without teeth.


For your comfort, we will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area. Dental sedation is available to help particularly anxious patients stay relaxed during treatment. 

Implant Placement

The four titanium implants will be strategically placed in the jawbone in predetermined locations based on your X-rays.

Denture Placement

Temporary teeth will be attached to the implants, providing immediately restored function and comfort. We will provide instructions on how to care for your restoration.

Permanent Teeth

Once the dental implants have completely integrated with the jaw, around four to six months later, you will return to the dentist's office to have your permanent denture attached.

Frequently Asked Questions About All-on-4 Dental Implants

Can I go have a steak dinner right after I get my temporary denture?

Not yet! Although you will notice right away that your denture feels more stable than a traditional denture, each implant must integrate with the jaw before you can start using your All-on-4 denture to bite into hard, sticky, tough, or chewy foods. You will need to stick to a diet of soft and finely cut foods until your dentists determine that your jaw has properly healed. 

Will my insurance cover any part of this treatment at all?

While basic insurance plans do not cover implants, most will contribute to the cost of your dentures and preparatory treatments such as extractions and gum disease treatment. Our team will work directly with your provider to help secure maximum coverage of all eligible treatments.

How do I care for my All-on-4 dentures?

Fortunately, you can care for implant-supported restorations just like natural teeth. Brush twice a day, floss at least once each day, and see us every six months for routine checkups.

Why Charlotte Trusts Us


Hartmut Bendfeldt

Charlotte, NC


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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has been my dental office for years. This is a great dentist office with friendly staff. Whether it is a routine exam, quarterly cleaning, a crown or an implant they always provide great work.

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William Lowery

Charlotte, NC


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Always outstanding service and people!! My family and I have used several different Dentists over the years… Advanced Dentistry is absolutely the best we have had! We have been with them almost 10 years now!

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Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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