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

Reshaping and Contouring in Just One Visit by Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

By SEO Admin on December 03, 2012

The advancements in dentistry have reshaped the industry in terms of new technology that allows one visit procedures instead of multiple visits. Cosmetic dentists are now able to provide the movie star smiles that everyone longs for. At our Blakeney dental office, reshaping and contouring is a simple, yet effective means of enhancing the look of the patient's teeth, and at an affordable price.

For experienced dentists in Charlotte such as Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix, they are able to correct the length, position of the teeth or reshape them to hide small imperfections such as chipped or jagged edges during single visits. Good cosmetic dentists are even able to correct overlapping teeth and teeth that are crooked.

Dental contouring and tooth reshaping is a procedure that requires very small and subtle changes by removing some portion of a tooth, without any discomfort to the patient, and adding back a small amount of tooth-colored laminate to create a winning smile.

Cosmetic dentists must first make sure the patient has normal, healthy teeth and gums that are free of gingivitis, cavities or deep cracks.

The process for tooth contouring and reshaping is accomplished by first doing x-rays to determine where the pulp is in each tooth to prevent damage to that portion of the tooth. The dentist then marks the teeth for sculpting. They begin to lightly sand or use a laser to remove very small amounts of enamel. The teeth are then smoothed and polished.

Dental veneers are sometimes used along with the contouring and reshaping if more correction is needed.

Potential patients in Charlotte should research local cosmetic dentists and make a consultation appointment to meet with a couple of them to decide on the best one with the most experience and shows a high degree of artisanship in their work.

If you have any questions or would like more 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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