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

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Patients who experience missing dentition greatly benefit from the application of dental implants. This innovative method of tooth replacement can be implemented by Charlotte dentists with much success. The treatment begins with a comprehensive oral exam, full set of x-rays and a complete review of the patients medical history. Bone resorption and patients oral habits are taken into consideration before deciding if the individual is a good candidate for the placement of dental implants. The treatment plan is created to meet the specific needs of the patient and by the end of initial visit with cosmetic dentistry services, the patient will have a full understanding of what the treatment entails and the cost associated with it.

Patients with a long history of missing teeth or poor oral hygiene typically do not qualify for placement of implants. Soft tissue contour changes over time and cannot be rebuilt without extensive surgical procedures involving severe modifications to the existing gingiva. If any widespread soft tissue discrepancies are noted by the dentist, the individual will be presented with other options of tooth replacement.

After the implants have been placed and the healing process is completed, the restoration process beings. Single crowns or bridges are fabricated to imitate the patients natural smile. Porcelain restorations are placed over the implants and seamlessly blended with the existing dentition. Fully edentulous patients benefit from the application of dentures mimicking their natural smile line. Dental implants serve as anchors and help with the retention of the dentures and quality of mastication and speech patterns. Proper facial tissue support provided by superbly manufactured dentures elevates the patients confidence and correct occlusion associated with natural function of the mouth.

Understanding that the costs of dental implants may be of concern, cosmetic dentistry offices often offer payment plans or financing to alleviate the financial burden while receiving the dental care of the highest quality.

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

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