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

What Are the Various Types of Porcelain Veneers?

By SEO Admin on October 10, 2012

Patients tend to ask a number of questions about dental work before they begin procedures. One of the most commonly asked about topics are porcelain veneers. Specifically, patients ask which types of veneers would work the best.

The truth is that there are a variety of veneers that Charlotte cosmetic dentists can use to improve the look of teeth.

There are five major types of porcelain veneers:

  1. Composite material veneers
  2. Pressed ceramic veneers
  3. Feldspathic ceramic veneers
  4. Leucite reinforced pressed ceramic veneers, and
  5. Lithium disilicate veneers.

Composite material veneers are veneers which heavily depend upon the skill of your South Charlotte dentist. These veneers are the type that are layered an applied in one appointment. They also tend to be weaker on average and more prone to chipping.

Pressed ceramic veneers require more of a tooth's enamel to be removed because they are thicker. This type of veneer also tends to be stronger than feldspathic veneers because of their increased thickness. This type also tends to be recommended by some Charlotte cosmetic dentists for patients whom grind their teeth.

Feldspathic ceramic veneers are layered veneers. The aesthetic effect that they produce depends upon the way in which the South Charlotte dentist stacks one layer upon another. Typically, this type of veneer is not recommended for patients whom clench or grind their teeth. These veneers can also be layered on top of pressed ceramic veneers.

Leucite reinforced pressed ceramic veneers is stronger than the previous three types of porcelain veneers. The actual effect which this type of veneer produces upon the tooth is dependent upon the lab worker who makes them. It should also be noted that because these veneers are stronger than the previous mentioned types, these can also be made thinner.

Lithium disilicate veneers are the latest and greatest in veneers. These are the strongest type of veneers with a strength almost double of the strongest leucite reinforced pressed ceramic veneer. The downside is that the aesthetics may not be as pleasant as the other listed veneers, but this is an excellent choice for those whom have a severe problem with teeth grinding.

If you have any questions or would like more information about porcelain veneers or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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