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

RESTORE YOUR SMILE WITH FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION

If you have multiple missing teeth or extensive dental damage, a full mouth reconstruction at our Charlotte practice can completely rebuild your smile and even improve your overall health. With this personalized treatment, Drs. John M. Pinnix IV and George A. Betancourt can combine two or more restorative treatments to replace your missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, and restore full function, health, and aesthetics to your smile. At At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we use the latest imaging and diagnostic tools to plan your personal treatment plan, keeping your budget and health goals in mind. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and how it can benefit you, contact our office today.

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About Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction is a custom combination of restorative procedures, designed to meet all your oral health needs. We will conduct a complete analysis of your oral health, including a functional exam, cosmetic exam, periodontal exam, and TMJ and bite analysis.

Following this assessment, your dentist will begin to create your personal treatment plan. If your concerns are mainly aesthetic, you might consider a smile makeover instead. 

The Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure

After defining your cosmetic and restorative goals, the dentist will create three-dimensional mockups and wax-ups so you can preview what your restored smile will look like. You can wear these models, and your dentist can make adjustments to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. While off-site lab technicians are creating your restorations, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can provide temporary restorations to wear in their place.

In some cases, we may be able to provide same-day restorations. Our state-of-the-art CEREC® imaging system uses pictures of your teeth to create a 3D map of your smile. This information is transmitted to an in-office milling machine, which can create durable and stunningly lifelike restorations in a matter of minutes.

In addition to supplying the restorations, we also offer advanced oral surgery options, including extractions, bone grafting, and sinus lifts. If you have experienced jawbone recession as a result of tooth loss or gum disease, these procedures can enhance your facial structure and make you a suitable candidate for implant-supported restorations.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates

If you have suffered significant tooth loss and you want to improve your smile and dental function, you may be an excellent candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. Before moving ahead with restorations, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt will need to treat any gum disease or decay you are experiencing. Preliminary treatment might include periodontal care, fillings, or soft tissue grafts. Once these problems have been addressed, we can begin planning to provide:

  • Crowns: Tooth-shaped caps used to restore structurally compromised teeth or dental implants
  • Bridges: Two or more prosthetic teeth used to replace missing teeth, sometimes called a partial denture
  • Implants: Titanium posts surgically implanted in the jaw to replace tooth roots and support restorations
  • Dentures: Full-arch replacements for missing teeth
  • Bone grafting or sinus lifts: Augmentation of the jaws to restore lost bone mass or avoid interference with the sinus cavities

We can provide sedation, if needed, to help you relax throughout these procedures.

Begin Developing Your Personal Treatment Plan

If you have been suffering with a compromised smile, we are here to help. Contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today to learn more about the costs involved and schedule your initial consultation.  

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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