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 (admin@blakeneysmiles.com), 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.

Best,

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

Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Becoming Popular in South Charlotte

By SEO Admin on January 21, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way. The old silver amalgam fillings that can discolor teeth, making them look bad, have been replaced with modern composite resin compounds that match the color of teeth. Back teeth were the most likely ones to be restored using silver fillings. However, even back teeth can be easily seen during a big smile, laugh or yawn. Tooth colored fillings are practically invisible.

Dentists are able to get rid of cavities and restore teeth to a healthy state without resorting to old metal fillings. Composite resins are colored to match existing teeth and can be shaped to conform to natural teeth contours restoring them back to their original shape and color.

Anyone getting any sort of restorative work done on teeth should ask about modern cosmetic dentistry practices such as the use of tooth colored fillings. Resin fillings are no longer just for the front and other visible teeth. Patients are asking for them to be used anywhere a filling is needed. Those concerned about mercury exposure using metal amalgams are also good candidates for composite resin fillings that match the color of the teeth where they are used.

Old metal fillings can be removed and replaced with tooth colored resin fillings. A good smile can become a great smile by simply swapping out the metal fillings for modern composite resin ones. Good oral health and a winning smile are more important today than ever before. Dentists in Charlotte are busy making smiles even better by removing old tarnished silver fillings that begin to look black as time goes on with composites that match the natural tooth color of patients.

For new fillings and tooth restoration work, composite resins are a great choice. For those who want their old fillings replaced with an almost invisible option, composite resins are the way to go. Take advantage of this technology to get back that winning smile.

If you have any questions or would like more information about tooth-colored fillings and our cosmetic dentistry services, please contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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