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

How Our Cosmetic Dentists Fix Chipped or Broken Teeth

By SEO Admin on September 16, 2013

Many patients visit our office seeking a long-term chipped tooth solution that will optimize their appearance. In many cases, these patients wore braces at an early age but later experienced problems that undid some of their improvements. When chipped teeth are among these issues, patients can depend on having excellent results through the right procedures.

Our patients can choose from a variety of options to fix broken tooth issues. Although we offer orthodontic care, braces are not a solution for chipped teeth. For example, Invisalign braces can easily correct many problems related to spacing and crowded teeth, but broken teeth will remain damaged afterwards. As a result, many patients opt for a combination of braces and crowns or veneers. Our cosmetic dentists are happy to provide both of these chipped tooth solutions to our patients.

Veneers and crowns both offer fast results for teeth that have been damaged. Patients with upcoming jobs or important events that require a pristine appearance will be pleased to find that in addition to fixing chips and cracked, veneers and crowns can also repair many gaps and crooked teeth. At the first appointment, our cosmetic dentists analyze the teeth to develop a treatment plan. Impressions for crowns or veneers are taken, and the teeth are prepared. Temporary crowns or veneers may be used until the permanent ones are ready, at which time the procedure can be completed. Patients and their family and friends will immediately see the differences made by these procedures.

Our cosmetic dentists work with each patient to determine what treatment is best to fix broken tooth problems in their case. Whether patients choose crowns or veneers, we work hard to ensure that their results meet their expectations. In the end, this means that patients can restore their smile and even enhance it for the future.


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