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 (, 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

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Patients in need of implant dentures often cannot receive standard dental implants without first undergoing bone grafting surgery.

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, NC, offers All-on-4® implants, which we can usually place without preliminary grafting.

So what makes this advanced technique different?

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The All-on-4 Method Involves a Shorter Timeline

Less Invasive 

For many patients, tissue loss in the jaw prevents them from receiving traditional dental implants without a bone graft. With the All-on-4 technique, our doctors can take advantage of remaining bone tissue to avoid the need for grafting.

Fewer Implants

Implant-supported dentures often require six or eight implant posts. In contrast, Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt only need to place four implants using this tooth replacement method.

Quicker Results

In most cases, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt can attach a temporary restoration at the same time as implant placement, meaning you never have to go without teeth. The procedure can be incorporated into a smile makeover.

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Contact Our Dental Office ​to Learn More

Our top-rated dentists, Dr. John Pinnix and Dr. George Betancourt, are highly trained in placing and restoring different types of dental implants. We can assess your case and provide you with an accurate treatment timeline and estimated cost during your consultation.

Contact our Charlotte practice serving Ballantyne and other nearby communities online or call us today at:

(704) 543-1102

Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt

Take a look at how All-on-4 implants work...

The Majority of Patients  Are Satisfied with Their Results

So who can benefit from this technique?

Tell me more...

An Outstanding Solution For Many Compromised Smiles

This advanced tooth replacement solution, available to our patients in Charlotte, Ballantyne, and surrounding communities, is specifically designed to replace an entire upper or lower dental arch. We do not recommend this type of dental implant for patients missing a single tooth or those who have retained the majority of their natural teeth.

If you are missing most or all of your teeth on either arch, this treatment can completely restore your bite with a denture that will stay firmly in place at all times thanks to four strategically placed dental implants. All-on-4 can be especially beneficial to those who would otherwise need a bone graft before receiving an implant-supported denture, but desire a faster and more cost-effective solution.

We Are Dedicated to Providing Exemplary Care

"As a patient of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney for many years, I encourage all who are looking for a new provider for their dental issues to consider Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. All of our family members are patients, including our 96 year old mother. Their professionalism, knowledge, courtesy, and kindness are so appreciated."
Octavia Eisen

Let's compare All-on-4 with traditional dental implants...

Can I receive All-on-4?

So if I'm a candidate, should I seriously consider this treatment?

Save Money and Prevent Discomfort

The All-on-4 method takes less time, is more comfortable, and costs less than traditional implant methods.

In addition, All-on-4 implants have a 10-year success rate of approximately 94 percent

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This sounds like a complex procedure. How do you make it happen so efficiently?

We Use Cutting-Edge Technology for Outstanding Results

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, serving Charlotte and Ballantyne, we use advanced dental technology to ensure the highest quality of care possible. For example, Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt can utilize our CAD/CAM system to take digital impressions and create three-dimensional images of your smile. These images allow for more precise planning and conservative treatment. We can also take digital x-rays to accurately visualize the supporting structures of your smile while designing your implant treatment plan.

Your Charlotte dental office sounds like the right place for me...

Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation Today

Are you tired of suffering with loose dentures? All-on-4 is one of the fastest ways to restore an entire arch of teeth. To find out if this dental implant treatment is right for you, call Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney:

(704) 543-1102

What happens on the day of surgery?

A New Smile  in Just One Day

Once you and your dentist have determined this tooth replacement treatment method is right for you, the procedure can be completed in a single visit to our Charlotte office.


For your comfort, we will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area. Dental sedation is available upon request.

Implant Placement

The four titanium implants will be inserted into the jawbone. 

Denture Placement

A temporary restoration will be attached to the implants, providing immediately restored function and comfort. Once the implants have completely integrated with the jaw, you can begin wearing your permanent denture.

Our team will provide helpful information to guide you through your recovery...

What to Expect During Your Recovery

Because dental implant surgery is an outpatient procedure, you can typically return home immediately after your treatment. If you received oral conscious or IV sedation, you will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home. 

In the hours following surgery, be sure to: 

  • Get plenty of rest 
  • Drink lots of fluids, but avoid extremely hot drinks, as these can trigger bleeding
  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Apply an icepack to the outside of your cheek if you experience discomfort

You may be bruised or swollen for a few days after surgery, but these side effects should gradually subside. Throughout the rest of your recovery, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and good oral health. This will assist in the process of osseointegration, during which your titanium implants fuse with the surrounding bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your permanent denture.

Four to six months later, we will schedule a follow-up visit so that we can determine the stability of your implants and assess whether you are ready for your permanent restoration. 

How do I make the results last?

Caring for Dental Implants Is Easy

Another very attractive benefit of All-on-4 dentures is that they require virtually the same simple care as natural teeth. Just brush your dentures twice a day, floss at least once a day, and make sure to attend your six-month checkups. During biannual exams, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can assess the state of your smile and address any issues in their earliest stages to help you maintain your restored bite. We are here to help patients throughout the area, including Ballantyne, experience the many benefits of this treatment.

What do the results look like?

Results That Look & Feel Great

With our advanced dental treatment, you can reach your desired results faster than ever before. Because you leave our office with a fully functional temporary restoration on the same day of your surgery, you will never have to go without teeth

Once the treatment site has fully healed, several months after surgery, you will come back to our office to receive your permanent restoration. This denture will be customized to your facial features and desired specifications. In addition to looking incredibly natural, it will feel stable and secure, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about embarrassing moments.

Lots of places provide All-on-4. Why should I choose Blakeney?

I am able to smile for that picture again.

"After many years of neglecting the proper care of my teeth, I went to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. They created a plan that took my budget, my schedule, and my personal comfort into account. After many months, I am able to smile for that picture again." Ross T.

This has to be expensive, right?

An Affordable Solution

While the many important benefits of dental implants are no secret, some candidates may hesitate to explore the treatment due to the cost. Although every patient's unique needs dictate how much treatment will cost, it is generally more affordable than restoring your smile with traditional implants because:

  • It requires fewer implants
  • It usually requires only one surgery
  • It can allow you to undergo placement without preliminary dental bone grafting

What causes the most fluctuation in price?

All-on-4 Cost Factors

Denture Material

Your dental restoration can be made from a variety of materials, from acrylic (the most affordable and least durable) to zirconia (the most expensive and durable). Your choice of materials can change the price of treatment by thousands of dollars.

Choice of Dentist

All-on-4 is widely available, but experienced and reputable dentists performing this treatment are harder to find. An excellent dentist will charge more than a less experienced colleague, but the results are far more likely to provide long-term satisfaction.

Preliminary Procedures

You may need extractions, periodontal care, or other treatments before you can receive All-on-4. Although this option helps many to avoid the need for bone grafting, the state of your jaw may make this step necessary.

I can't pay for this out-of-pocket. Are there other options?

Paying for All-on-4

Third-Party Financing

Our Charlotte practice accepts CareCredit® and Citi® Health Card financing.

Credit Cards

We accept all major credit cards if your own line of credit is more economical or accessible than other financing options.

Is All-on-4 really worth the money?

And Studies Show All-On-4 Has Impressive Success Rates

I think I can afford this...

Call Us to Get Started

Dental implants can help you eat, speak, and smile confidently again. As a one-stop shop for all of your dental needs, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney makes dental implant treatment more convenient, affordable, and efficient than ever before. To get started, simply call us: 

(704) 543-1102

Are there other options?

All-on-4 FAQs

Why choose All-on-4 over traditional implants?

All-on-4 often eliminates the need for dental bone grafting and can cost less due to fewer implants and a less involved treatment timeline.

How long will the results last?

While you can expect that your restoration may need to be replaced about every five to eight years, your implants can last 40 years or more with proper care.

How much downtime is required?

Most patients can return to work and non-strenuous physical activity within 24 and 48 hours.

This feels like an important choice. Is Blakeney in Charlotte the right practice for me?

Nothing but the very best care.

"As always, my experience at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney was excellent. This is going on 10 years of being a customer, and I can honestly say that I have had nothing but the very best care from everyone involved." Larry L.
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
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

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

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