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

Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction Dentistry Services?

By SEO Admin on February 07, 2014

If you are experiencing multiple dental issues at the same time, you're not alone. It is common for one patient to need treatment for a number of dental problems at once. To accommodate this, our cosmetic dentists in South Charlotte offer full mouth reconstruction. Here's how to determine whether or not you are a candidate.

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
This is simply the name for planning several cosmetic dentistry procedures at once, though of course, not all will be done on the same day. The benefit of this approach is that your treatment plan is comprehensive and customized to offer the best results. You may be a candidate for this type of tooth restoration if you have one or more of the following problems:

  • Are self-conscious about your smile or feel that your teeth are diminishing your appearance
  • Have worn, chipped, or missing teeth
  • Have a substantial amount of tooth decay
  • Have difficulty biting and/or chewing food
  • Are suffering from the effects of gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis or other dental-related illnesses

Your dentist can give you more information about treatment options.

What Happens During Full Mouth Reconstructions?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach, because treatment is based on the individual needs of the patient. Your dentist will inform you about your options for treating the dental problems that created these issues and provide an optimal treatment plan. Treatment options include:

  • Extraction: An extraction is only performed when a tooth cannot be saved, since it's best to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. When an extraction has to be done, a procedure to replace the tooth will be performed.
  • Bridge or Denture: When teeth have been extracted, a bridge or denture can be used to replace the missing teeth.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers allow restoration of a beautiful smile, which will enhance your overall appearance and increase your self-confidence.

Restoration of the jawbone, the jaw joint, and other parts of the mouth may also be needed for a full restoration. Cosmetic dentists in South Charlotte will inform you of additional procedures that may be required for a healthy, attractive smile.

Tooth restoration and other reconstruction procedures offer the opportunity not only to improve your dental health, but to be proud of your smile again. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about our dentistry services.

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