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

Dental Implants Help Support Bridges According to Charlotte Dentists

By Dr. Pinnix on July 09, 2012


Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem and open spaces from those missing teeth may cause the other teeth in the mouth to move or even impair speech. This common dental problem can be corrected in most cases with dental implants. For those who are seeking dental implants, look no further than our Blakeney dental office.

Such implants can be used one of two ways to help the patient's smile to improve through a direct implant into the jaw bone or by using a bridge to attach the replacement teeth.

Dentists in Charlotte who provide dental implants affix a replacement tooth directly into the jaw bone, so the new tooth looks and feels just like a real tooth. Some people may require multiple teeth to be replaced. If these teeth are all in the same area, dental implants may be used in a different manner. To fill in large spaces of several missing teeth, multiple dental implants are often outside the budget for some people. To solve this, up to two dental implants may be inserted into the mouth to serve as stable anchors for supporting a dental bridge. The bridge is designed to replace several adjacent teeth and the implants hold the bridge in place.

Missing teeth do not have to be a problem. Charlotte dental implant providers, like ours, can help. For those with missing teeth, dentists in Charlotte may be able to help. People who want to correct their smile with dental implants or a bridge supported by implants need to contact their dentist to make an appointment for an evaluation. Missing teeth do not have to be a lifelong problem, getting them fixed now can allow dental patients to show their newly restored smile with confidence.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Charlotte dental implants, 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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