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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
If you have been thinking about getting dental veneers, then you probably have a couple of questions about them. Below cosmetic dentists in Charlotte will answer the questions that you may have about porcelain veneers:
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin restoration that is attached permanently to the front side of the tooth. Veneers look very natural. Many people get veneers placed on each tooth, but others get a veneer attached to only one tooth.
Why Do People Get Dental Veneers?
Veneers can correct a variety of aesthetic dental problems. Many people whose teeth are mildly crooked opt to get dental veneers. Braces are probably a better option for patients who have very crooked teeth. Veneers can also correct gaps, discoloration and chips in the teeth.
Who Should Not Get Veneers?
In most cases, patients are considered good candidates for veneers. However, people who have dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay, will not be considered good candidates. People who have a problem with teeth grinding should not get veneers. Teeth grinding can crack the veneers. Patients who only grind their teeth at night can protect their veneers by wearing a mouth guard while they sleep. Cosmetic dentists in Charlotte perform thorough examinations in order to determine whether veneers are right for a particular patient.
How Is The Veneer Attached?
There are multiple steps involved in attaching a veneer. The first step is to drill away a small portion of the tooth enamel. The dentist will then take an impression of the teeth. A dental technician will use the impression to make the veneers. The veneers will usually be ready within two or three weeks.
Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will check the shape, shading, color and fit of them. After that, the dentist will use special cement to bond the veneers to the teeth.
How Do I Take Care Of My Veneers?
You take care of your veneers by flossing and brushing. You also need to see your dentist on a regular basis. Veneers that are properly cared for should last 10 to 15 years.