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

Important Tips To Care For Your Porcelain Veneers

By SEO Admin on October 21, 2013

Porcelain veneers are restorations that can instantly improve your smile. Cosmetic dentists can apply the veneers in just one or two dental visits. Porcelain is a durable material that is designed to last for a very long time. In fact, the veneers may last 10 years or more if one takes care of them. Porcelain veneers are a great option for people who have teeth that are discolored, gap or chipped.

Benefits Of Dental Veneers
One of the reasons that cosmetic dentists prefer to use dental veneers is because they offer a number of benefits. Porcelain veneers look and feel natural. No one will be able to tell whether a person is wearing dental veneers. Furthermore, the veneers attach directly to the teeth.

How Are The Veneers Applied?
If you are interested in getting veneers, then you will have to meet with a cosmetic dentist. Your cosmetic dentist will determine whether veneers are the right choice for you. After that, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will be used to make the veneers. The veneers will be placed on the teeth during the second dental visit. Before the dentist bonds the veneers to the teeth, he or she will check to make sure that they fit properly.

Taking Care Of Your Veneers
There is no downtime associated with getting veneers. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately. Veneers do not require special care. You take care of your veneers the same way that you would take care of your normal teeth.

Brushing, flossing and rinsing will help your veneers last for a long time. It is also important for you to make sure that you see your dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and examination. Regular trips to the dentist will prevent you from developing tooth decay and gum disease.


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