Cosmetic Dentistry

Are damaged, discolored, or crooked teeth affecting your self-confidence and desire to smile?

Drs. John M. Pinnix IV and George A. Betancourt can transform your lackluster smile with dazzling cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dental treatment at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, NC, uses advanced technology to transform your smile. 

Amazing Transformations Are Possible

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Where An Artistic Eye Meets Medical Experience Contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney Today!

While caring for your oral health is crucial, maintaining the aesthetic elements of your smile is an equally important part of dental care. Beautiful teeth are integral to your self-esteem and your confidence in your appearance. Cosmetic dentistry with our doctors will give you the means to take pride in your smile and improve your quality of life.

With over 35 years of combined experience, Dr. John M. Pinnix and Dr. George A. Betancourt have the artistic vision and medical knowledge needed to offer top-of-the-line cosmetic work. We want our treatments to look natural and create dramatic, stunning improvements. Our patients are thrilled with their results, and they value our individualized service and comfortable treatments.

Patients from Gastonia, Ballantyne, and all over Charlotte can get started with cosmetic dentistry by scheduling a consultation. Request your consultation by filling out our online form or calling: 

(704) 543-1102

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Why Patients Choose Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney


Wendy Gagnon

Charlotte, NC


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The Best Experience I've ever had!! I have PTSD from previous dentists hurting me and leaving me in pain for years. The entire office is filled with wonderful, kind and caring people! For the first time since 2012 I have no more pain when I drink or eat anything!! Thank you to all of them!!! I recommend them to anyone!! They do sedation Dentistry, which was amazing for me!!!

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Carolynn Sarver

Charlotte, NC


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Dr. Pinnex and his team are truly exceptional! My new smile is beautiful and so natural thanks to Dr. Pinnex's meticulous work. Plus, his team is extremely professional, warm, and caring.

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Digital Smile Design See Your Results Before Starting Treatment

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Dr. Pinnix recently completed a mini-residency in digital smile design at NYU Dental School.

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, you do not have to wonder about the look of your final results. Thanks to our Digital Smile Design technology, you will see them firsthand before we perform any procedures. 

When you meet with our cosmetic dentists to design a treatment plan, they will use laser impressions, an intraoral scanner, and our 3D CBCT scanner to make precise, three-dimensional digital models of your bite. Then, we can modify the model to show you how different cosmetic treatments can upgrade your smile. Finally, we can even print a physical model that you can put in your mouth, so you can look in the mirror and know how your enhanced smile will look and feel.

Digital Smile Design is a fantastic way for patients to visualize the effects of different procedures and make an educated decision about their treatment. It also lets you provide input on your new smile. If you would prefer a slightly different shape to your veneer or a brighter shade for your teeth whitening, let our dentists know! We will be happy to make the modifications so we can exceed your expectations.

Our Cosmetic Services

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to mask a range of dental imperfections, including stained, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Our cosmetic dentists offer veneers made from IPS e.max® and Empress® porcelain. These uniquely fabricated materials offer unparalleled durability and a realistic-looking appearance. Depending on the number of teeth you wish to conceal, we can place a single veneer or create a more comprehensive enhancement with several.

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Invisalign® is a system of clear orthodontic trays designed to discretely shift crooked teeth into position. In addition to making cosmetic adjustments, Invisalign can also help you achieve better oral health. With better dental alignment, you can avoid developing TMJ disorder, bruxism, and other uncomfortable conditions.  If you only need minor aesthetic adjustments, you may be a candidate for Invisalign® Express, which can typically achieve the desired results in about six months.

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Teeth Whitening

We offer both take-home and in-office Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening options. At-home treatment involves using custom-made trays, which you will fill with whitening gel and wear about 30 minutes a day for approximately two weeks. If you are looking for quicker results, consider an in-office whitening session. During your appointment, our dentist will apply a stronger form of peroxide gel and activate it with a special light to dramatically whiten your teeth in about 45 minutes.

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Laser Gum Contouring

Excessive gum tissue can make healthy teeth look stubby and worn. With gum contouring, our cosmetic dentists can use a highly precise surgical laser to remove excess tissue and refine your gumline. Laser contouring will proportionally frame your teeth as well as make the smile appear more symmetrical. Lasers seal blood vessels during treatment, resulting in minimal swelling and discomfort after the procedure.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can conceal a range of aesthetic imperfections, including gaps, cracks, and chips in your teeth. After lightly etching the surface of the tooth, our dentist will apply a composite bonding resin, carefully sculpting it to match the natural shape of your teeth. Dental bonding is an affordable way to disguise a distracting dental flaw and can be completed painlessly in a single office visit. 

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Ready to Start Your Smile Transformation Journey? Request a Consultation Today

A beautiful smile is just as important as a healthy smile. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams, with comprehensive treatment options to help correct or conceal any cosmetic concern. 

Find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you and start your journey to a beautifully transformed smile. Request a consultation with our cosmetic dentists by filling out our online form or by calling our dentistry practice in Charlotte, NC.

(704) 543-1102

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"Everyone at Blakeney Smile Dentistry is so kind and polite. All my visits to this office has always been a great experience."

See What's Possible

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Save Time and Money with a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover combines two or more dental procedures to achieve comprehensive aesthetic enhancement. The dentists at our Charlotte, NC, practice will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that targets the imperfections in your smile that you wish to change. We will discuss your goals, budget, and schedule, and then Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can recommend the procedures most suitable for you. 

Another benefit of choosing a smile makeover is that it streamlines your treatment. What would normally take several appointments can be condensed into a single office visit. By reducing the amount of time, anesthesia, and material waste needed to complete your cosmetic work, you can save money on the overall cost of treatment.


Cosmetic Dentistry Candidacy

While we want every patient to achieve the smile of their dreams, not everyone is initially a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatments. You may be a good candidate if:

You are in good dental health

Patients must first be free of dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease before cosmetic dentistry treatments can be performed. If needed, we can help restore your oral health with procedures like fillings and scaling and root planing before you receive cosmetic dental work. 

Your concerns are cosmetic

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. If you have oral health issues that impact the health and function of your teeth, restorative treatments like dental implants may be a better fit for your needs.

You are ready to invest in your smile

Because cosmetic dentistry is not considered medically necessary, most dental insurance plans will not cover treatment. We will verify your coverage to be sure before treatment begins. Our Charlotte dental practice also accepts financing options to make your cosmetic treatments more accessible.

for Comprehensive Dentistry

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has been helping patients from Ballantyne, Gastonia, and all over Charlotte, NC, achieve beautiful, healthy smiles since 2005. We want our dental care to be high-quality, simple, and convenient. That is why we offer a wide selection of treatments that combine elements of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, giving you easy access to everything you need.

Everyone deserves the stunning smile of their dreams, and we can help you make that a reality. Make an appointment with our dentists today by filling out our online form or by calling:

(704) 543-1102

Hear From Another Charlotte Patient

"I'm absolutely delighted with my recent visit to Blakeney Smile Dentistry. During my appointment, I was introduced to a new flossing technique, where they showed me how to create a 'c' shape over the tooth for deep cleaning. Surprisingly, in all my years of going to the dentist, no one had ever discussed this technique with me. The staff at Blakeney Smile Dentistry is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. I couldn't be happier with the exceptional service I received."
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A Closer Look at Our Dental Technology

Cosmetic dentistry is easier to perform and produces more natural-looking results than ever before with advances in dental technology. Our modern Charlotte, NC, office is equipped with state-of-art tools, such as:

Cone Beam Scanner

CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) 3D imaging technology takes highly detailed scans of your teeth and their supporting structures. This technology is the key to our success when planning complex procedures like dental implant surgery, allowing us to perform treatment with maximum precision.

iTero Intraoral Camera

Our iTero® intraoral camera takes digital impressions of your teeth, doing away with messy palate molds. Within seconds, this wand-like device compiles hundreds of images of your smile with more accuracy than traditional impressions. Not only will you be more comfortable in the dentist's chair, but you will leave with better results.



Using innovative CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software along with our advanced CEREC machine, our dentists can design, fabricate, and place crowns, veneers, and other restorations within our office.

Dental Lasers

Dental lasers have many practical applications in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They are used to gently remove tooth enamel and soft tissue with minimal pain and discomfort. They can also reduce side effects such as swelling, bleeding, and infection by causing less trauma and sterilizing the treatment area while in use. 

Superior Results with High-Quality Restorations 

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There are many restorative materials on the dental market, and some are better suited for your needs than others. As an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Pinnix only uses materials approved by the AACD, so you can trust that any prosthetic designed in our office will be as durable and natural-looking as possible.

When we can't make your restorations in our own office, we work with skilled technicians at our trusted dental lab. Like us, our partners at the lab only use materials of the highest caliber.

We will always take a personalized approach to the design of your restorations and select the optimal materials for your needs.

Restorative Treatment Options

If you are missing teeth or have significant decay, restorative procedures such as dental implants may be needed. It is important to not only have a beautiful smile, but a healthy and functional smile.

Learn more about dental implants and the other restorative treatments we offer at our Charlotte, NC, dentistry practice to improve your oral health and function.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Hurt?


No. Most procedures like teeth whitening, dental bonding, and veneers are practically painless. When treatment requires more alteration to the tooth structure, your dentist will thoroughly numb the area or utilize sedation options to keep you completely comfortable during your visit to our Charlotte practice. 

Our Dentists Offer Sedation!

We understand that dental treatment can make many patients anxious and uncomfortable. Fortunately, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt have the additional skill and training to offer sedation dentistry to our patients in and around Charlotte, NC. Sedation comes in several forms to help induce a state of relaxation in patients with dental phobia, trouble sitting still, or sensitive gag relaxes. Just sit back and relax, and your treatment will be over before you know it! 

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Highly Recommended

"Could not have asked for a better experience here. I have been to many cosmetic dentistry’s in my area but none have shown me the compassion, help and advice I’ve needed. I drove almost an hour to get here and was immediately impressed with how much attention everyone, even the workers that were not working me up gave me. The Dentist was so nice and excited to help. Love this place and the comforting environment in there." Emery McCall
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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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