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


Dental implants have rapidly become one of the most popular and trusted restorative dentistry options. These small metal posts can replace your tooth roots and support a permanent, custom-made restoration. The benefits of dental implants placed at our Charlotte, NC, include incredible stability, natural-looking restoration, and the prevention of jawbone tissue atrophy. When you receive implants from Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt, you can expect improved oral health, better dental function, and an enhanced appearance.

before and after dental implants

Implants provide improved aesthetics, boosted confidence, and improved oral health.

Implants and Their Functions

Dental implants replace your tooth roots, not just the crowns of your teeth. During a precisely planned oral surgery, your dentist will insert these posts into your jawbone. As you heal, they will fuse with the bone to create the ultimate foundation for your restorations. Your dentist can then attach a custom crownbridge or denture that will provide the stability of a natural tooth. Therefore, you can expect that your implant-supported restorations will allow you to chew any foods you like, smile with confidence, and speak with total clarity. Solutions such as traditional dentures simply cannot provide this level of functionality.

Dental implants have helped many to once again experience the joys of eating their favorite foods, having long talks with friends, and smiling wide for photos.

Implants and Your Oral Health

One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they will protect the health of your jaw. When teeth are lost, the jaw will naturally begin to recede as bone tissue is absorbed and distributed elsewhere in the body. This is why traditional dentures must be frequently refitted - the jaw is changing shape due to recession, and the denture eventually begins to shift and slip, causing discomfort and other problems. However, because implants are a direct replacement for tooth roots, the jaw continues to receive the proper stimulation needed to prevent jaw recession.

Meanwhile, implants require no alteration of otherwise healthy teeth. While a traditional bridge is often supported by adjacent crowns, requiring the removal of healthy dental tissue, implants can provide ample support, and no crowns are necessary.

Implants and Your Appearance

Dental implants also provide important cosmetic benefits. Since traditional dentures are prone to slip, even subtle movements can give your smile an artificial appearance. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, remain firmly in place at all times for a thoroughly natural appearance. Meanwhile, because the implants halt bone atrophy, you can retain the natural shape of your jaw and other facial features. And since implants contribute to a natural-looking smile and boosted confidence, you may find that you are much more prone to smile, helping you exude a warm and friendly appearance that benefits your personal and professional life. 

Learn More about the Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have helped many to once again experience the joys of eating their favorite foods, having long talks with friends, and smiling wide for photos. To find out if implants are a good option for you, contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney and schedule your consultation. We offer a full range of related procedures, including sinus lifts and bone grafting.

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm