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Dental Crowns

Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can cause discomfort and make normal functions such as chewing and speaking more difficult.

Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt can improve your dental function and restore your health with a dental crown.

Let's explore what dental crowns provided by our Charlotte, NC, practice can do for you...

Our Crowns Have You Covered

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These strong protective caps reinforce your tooth structure and prevent future damage. Each dental crown our Charlotte practice provides is crafted to look natural and provide the support you need.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Reach out to our Charlotte dentists if you are experiencing any of these issues:

  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Cracks and Chips
  • Tooth Pain
  • Swelling and Redness
  • Temperature Sensitivity

When Should I See the Dentist?

If you notice oral discomfort or visible tooth damage, it is time to see a professional for treatment. The sooner you get checked out, the better. It is also important to be aware that a dental problem can exist without presenting any symptoms, which is why six-month checkups with our dentists are essential.

A small amount of decay can progress into a serious infection, which may lead to expensive restorative work or even the loss of your tooth. To best maintain and improve your oral health, visit our Charlotte office for a check-up.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has served patients throughout North Carolina since 2005. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are dentists providing a range of general and comprehensive dentistry treatments. They are dedicated to providing exemplary care to patients in Charlotte, Ballantyne, and the surrounding communities.  Whether you are seeking a practice for regular dental care or a trustworthy provider for your crown, look no further than Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. You can reach our Charlotte, NC, office online or by calling:

(704) 543-1102

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Our friendly team looks forward to meeting your needs. We can provide a crown in as little as one visit.

"Truly exceptional."


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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Hartmut Bendfeldt

Charlotte, NC


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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has been my dental office for years. This is a great dentist office with friendly staff. Whether it is a routine exam, quarterly cleaning, a crown or an implant they always provide great work.

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Investing In Your Smile

Every crown is custom-made for your teeth and can vary in price depending on a patient's needs. In some cases, CEREC same-day crowns are the most affordable option. By eliminating the costs of a temporary crown, multiple office visits, and additional sedation, patients can save money and time with a CEREC crown

Implant-supported crowns require a greater investment of time and money, but if you are missing a tooth, it's an option worth considering. Dental implants provide excellent stability and are the only solution that can stop jaw atrophy after tooth loss, which can eliminate the need for bone grafting in the future.

3 Advantages of Our Modern Treatment

Personalized Options

Our patients have several options for their dental crowns and can choose the treatment that works best for their teeth. We offer traditional crowns, same-day crowns, and implant-supported crowns to restore the form and function of your smile.

Fast Results

In many cases, we are able to place a permanent crown over the damaged tooth or dental implant in a single appointment. Our office is equipped with cutting-edge CEREC® technology that produces custom crowns in a fraction of the time as other dentists.

Comfortable Care

If you are particularly sensitive or nervous about dental work, we can provide sedation to help you stay relaxed through the procedure. Our patients have access to a range of luxury amenities in our office, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you with anything else you may need. 

"Professional, detailed, and friendly."


William Lowery

Charlotte, NC


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Always outstanding service and people!! My family and I have used several different Dentists over the years… Advanced Dentistry is absolutely the best we have had! We have been with them almost 10 years now!

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Bryan Hutchins

Charlotte, NC


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Great first visit experience. Dr. Pinnix and staff were professional, detailed and friendly. Thanks!

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Our Crowns Make All the Difference Enhanced Health and Cosmetics

Even after reading all about the ins and outs of dental crowns, seeing them in action can make a big difference. Take a look at what crowns can do to improve function and transform appearance:
Before crown placement
Before This patient sustained damage to multiple teeth and had deep-rooted discoloration.
After crown placement
After These crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, enhancing the color and symmetry of the patient's smile. 

Our Modern Technology:
The CEREC System & More

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Our Charlotte office is equipped with the latest dental technology, giving our patients the most efficient and effective treatment. We start by diagnosing any problems with your teeth using digital X-rays. Digital X-rays expose patients to much less radiation than traditional images and are immediately viewable by our dentists. Next, we plan your treatment with our highly precise intraoral scanner. This wand-like device takes digital images of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy putty impressions. 

Because our office is equipped with its own CEREC system, we are able to fabricate custom same-day crowns in one office visit. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns, which require additional expense and office visits. Digital impressions of your teeth will be uploaded directly to our in-house CEREC milling unit, which can craft a beautiful porcelain ceramic crown in under one hour. 

Our Premium Dental Crown Options

While our same-day crowns are high-quality restorations that provide a natural appearance and excellent strength, we also provide premium options that are indistinguishable from natural dental tissue and provide even greater durability, among other attributes.

Lab-Made Crown

While CEREC porcelain crowns work great for most people, some patients choose to receive a custom lab-made crown fashioned from alternative materials. Crowns can be manufactured from premium porcelain, zirconia, metals, or a blend of multiple materials to give you increased strength and top-tier cosmetic results. If you select this treatment, then we will fit you with a temporary crown while your impressions are sent to our trusted dental lab. Skilled technicians will craft the crown out of the materials of your choice. When it is finished, you will return to our office for placement.

Implant-Supported Crown

If you are missing a tooth or need to have a tooth extracted, dental implants are the most beneficial restorative option. These small titanium implants replace your natural tooth roots, helping prevent bone recession and further tooth loss. While implant-supported crowns are initially more expensive than alternative options like a dental bridge, they are much more durable and can save you money in the long run. Although your crown will eventually need to be replaced, your implant can last a lifetime with proper care. Unlike many practices, we can both place and restore your implant in one location, eliminating the need for referrals.

During your consultation at our Charlotte practice, we will be glad to explain each of these options to you in great detail and answer all of your questions to help you choose the right crown to meet your preferences and needs.

Take the First Step Toward A Healthy Smile

If you have been living with a missing or damaged tooth, don't delay treatment. With sedation dentistry and several cutting-edge crown options, you can be confident that you are in the best hands at our Charlotte practice. Schedule your consultation at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today. You can make a dentistry appointment online or by calling:

(704) 543-1102

Timeline for Dental Crown Treatment

Our in-house CEREC milling unit can craft a beautiful porcelain ceramic crown in under one hour. 

Day of Procedure

Our in-house CEREC milling unit can craft a beautiful porcelain ceramic crown in under one hour. 

Tooth Prep

We will first eliminate any tooth decay and infection with a root canal or alternative treatment. A root canal removes bacteria from the tooth's inner chamber in order to prevent the spread of infection.

Preparing the Tooth for a Crown

Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will shape the remaining tissue to accommodate the crown. Next, they will take digital impressions of your tooth. 

CEREC Fabrication

CEREC will fabricate your crown in an hour or less. The system uses solid, tooth-colored porcelain that is incredibly durable with a natural transparency, much like dental enamel. Your digital impressions will guide automated tools in crafting a crown that achieves a precise fit.

Offsite Lab Fabrication

If you are not receiving a same-day porcelain crown, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will take manual impressions and send them to a state-of-the-art offsite dental lab. It usually takes a week or two to complete, during which you will wear a temporary crown for daily use. 


Once your restoration is ready and you are satisfied with the appearance, we will check to make sure it fits properly over your tooth. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments before bonding the crown in place with dental cement.

Comfortable and Stress-Free Treatment A Closer Look at Sedation

Despite common misconceptions, getting a root canal and dental crown is actually pretty painless. However, we understand some patients suffer from dental phobia or low pain thresholds, making a trip to the dentist a stressful experience. Fortunately, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt have additional training in sedation and offer several options to suit your needs. Patients of our Charlotte practice can receive:

Our dentists typically recommend oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide for crown treatment. During your consultation, we can discuss your options and determine which will provide the level of comfort you need.

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Your Comfort Matters to Us!

Dentistry shouldn't be something you want to avoid. If there is anything at all that we can do to make your next visit to Blakeney Smiles as comfortable as possible, please let us know! In many cases, simply speaking to the folks who will provide your treatment and having the opportunity to ask questions provides tremendous relief to anxious patients.

If you need a little more help feeling calm under our care—from sedation to something simple like a warm blanket—we are ready to accommodate. We would love to hear how we can make your visit to our Charlotte office supremely pleasant. Send us a message online or give us a call:

"They make you feel safe and comfortable." Charlotte Recommends Our Dentists


Andrea Daley

Charlotte, NC


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Best dental consult I have had. Really appreciated Dr. Betancourt’s approach to patient care and the staff was very friendly and communicative as well.

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Bobby B

Charlotte, NC


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Always professional and personable with very little to no wait time. The Dr’s and staff make you feel at ease and comfortable while preforming high quality dental care!

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Make Your Crown Last

Although dental crowns are built to last, they are not indestructible. By taking good care of your teeth and avoiding certain habits, your crown can last for well over a decade before needing replacement. Here are some tips to help you protect your dental crown:

Watch What You Eat

Avoid using your crown to chew especially hard or sticky foods that could crack the porcelain or dislodge the crown from your teeth.

Practice Good Dental Hygiene

While you should brush your crown like you would your natural teeth, you may need to alter your flossing technique. Pull the thread from front to back rather than moving it up and down within the gap. This will minimize the risk of the thread catching beneath the crown and causing it to become loose.

Attend Biannual Check-ups

Make sure to schedule visits to our Charlotte, NC, practice twice a year for a routine exam and cleaning. Our dentists will be able to check the integrity of your crown and make adjustments or recommend a replacement if necessary.

"The whole practice is fantastic."


Ana Claudia Dudley

Charlotte, NC


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Great doctors! The staff is always so helpful and friendly. Our family has been going there more than 4 years and we wouldn’t trust anybody else with our smile.

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Kate Weaver

Charlotte, NC


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I have been seeing Dr Betancourt and his team for 15 years now. The whole practice is just fantastic. From the front office staff to all the hygienists and those that assist him in dental procedures. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a top quality dental practice.

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Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

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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