Greetings from Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your families. We hope that you continue to navigate these most difficult times with strength, perseverance and the promise that we will all soon return to 'business as usual'.

Please note, the purpose of this email is not to go into detail about our office protocols during the current COVID- 19 response. We always have and will continue to maintain the highest level of aseptic and sterilization techniques. Regarding our office hours, we are presently closed as a result of recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Dental Association. For patients with upcoming appointments, trust that we will communicate directly with you via phone call to reschedule them as we learn more about our current situation.

For the time being, we want to extend to you, our patients, the helping hand you need during these times for all things dental. While we may be limited in terms of office hours and available services, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt remain available to you via other modalities. For example, we ask that you please find and follow our social media pages, pinnixandbetancourt on Instagram, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney on Facebook, and @BlakeneySmiles on Twitter. We will use these social media outlets as a means of communication and also a way to provide a Question & Answer forum for general questions anyone may have.

For personal/private needs related to ongoing treatment or your dental health, we will be available to schedule a virtual consultation. This may be accomplished via FaceTime, Zoom meeting or other platform whereby we may have a face to face encounter. These will be available to you, our patient, as a courtesy.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We strive to be on the front edge of the capabilities and service we provide our patients. Much of that depends on our availability and communication. We are here and we will, across any medium possible, provide the guidance you need during these difficult times. We ask that you please reach out to us either via email to the office (, one of our social media platforms, or our phone line from which you can leave a message. We will make every effort possible to get back to you in a timely manner.

From Drs. Pinnix, Betancourt and our entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we hope you and your families manage the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of care, caution and respect for the well being of our community.


Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Find Out If You Are a Candidate for Dental Implants in Charlotte

By SEO Admin on June 25, 2012

A dental implant is a device that is used to anchor an artificial tooth root in place. If you have lost teeth, you may be wondering whether you are a candidate for a dental implant. The good news is that most people are considered a good candidate. Below are some of the specific criteria that Charlotte cosmetic dentists use to determine whether dental implants are right for a particular patient:

Good Overall Health

The ideal candidate for dental implants is someone who does not have any major health issues. It is always a good idea to get a complete physical examination before you get any procedure that involves sedation dentistry. You should also be a non-smoker.

No Teeth Grinding

If you grind your teeth, then there is a possibility that you can move a dental implant out of its place. That is why a good candidate for dental implants is someone who does not have a tooth grinding problem. You can get dental implants after your tooth grinding problem has gotten under control.

No Gum Disease

If you have gum disease, you will need to get it treated before you get dental implants. The good news is that gum disease is easily treated today, thanks to the advanced training of Charlotte cosmetic dentists. Additionally, you should also have sufficient jawbone to support the implant.

Because the dental implant surgery is performed under sedation dentistry, dentists want to make sure that the procedure is as safe as possible. Good overall health, no teeth grinding, sufficient jawbone and no gum disease are the main prerequisites that are required to get dental implants.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Charlotte dental implants and respective cosmetic dentistry solutions, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form.

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