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 (email@example.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.
Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney
The full mouth reconstruction cost depends on the extent of treatment required, the procedures included, and the experience of your dentist. During your consultation at our Charlotte, NC, practice, Drs. John M. Pinnix and George A. Betancourt will take the time to evaluate your unique oral health needs and goals and design a treatment especially for you. Our team can then review your full mouth reconstruction plan and provide you with a cost estimate, so you can prepare accordingly. If you are concerned about the expenses involved, we accept Wells Fargo Health Advantage® and CareCredit® financing at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney to make treatment more affordable.
Several factors can affect the cost of treatment, including the extent of dental damage and the type of procedures performed.
Before treatment begins, we can conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health and the structure of your smile. After reviewing your preferences, goals, and lifestyle, we can recommend the best treatment combinations for your needs. Much like smile makeovers, full mouth reconstructions are tailored to each patient. In turn, the cost will vary. Depending upon the case, treatment typically ranges from a few thousand to several thousand dollars.
After reviewing your preferences, goals, and lifestyle, we can recommend the best treatment combinations for your needs.
A full mouth reconstruction can include an array of restorative dentistry treatments, such as dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures. The type of procedures and the number included will contribute to the overall cost. Patients who choose to restore their smile with dental implants and an implant-supported restoration can expect to pay more than someone who chooses a dental bridge to replace missing teeth.
While smile makeovers focus primarily on the aesthetics of your smile (meaning the cost of veneers, for example, is not covered by insurance), a full mouth reconstruction can significantly improve your oral health. Therefore, the severity of dental damage will affect the total cost of treatment but insurance coverage may apply.
Oftentimes, preliminary procedures, such as periodontal care, bone grafting, or sinus lift surgery are required to create a healthy foundation before we can perform other restorative procedures. Prerequisite treatment can impact the total cost.
While some treatments can be completed in one office visit, others require multiple visits spread out of the course of several months. Costs can increase if more visits are required.
A dentist with a high degree of training and more experience typically charges more than someone new to the dental industry. However, by selecting a qualified dentist, you can expect better results and a lower risk of complications. Both Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt are highly skilled in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and continue to expand their knowledge by participating in continuing education courses. Dr. Betancourt is also a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Our doctors take pride in providing you with advanced treatments and incorporate state-of-the-art equipment to do so. When you entrust your smile to our care, you can feel confident that you will receive the highest quality services.
At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we offer several different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral medication, and intravenous (IV) therapy to make treatment more comfortable. The type and amount of sedation administered will affect the overall cost of treatment. Although sedation adds to the cost, it can also reduce the number of appointments required to complete treatment. When patients are sedated, the doctor can often complete two or more treatments simultaneously, helping to lower treatment costs.
While restorative dentistry is generally covered by insurance, it is not always fully covered, especially if you choose dental implants. If you are concerned about how to pay for your treatment, we accept CareCredit and Citi Health Card financing. Both allow patients to make manageable payments once each month over the course of time. As a result, patients can receive the care they need immediately.
If you are interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction and what it may cost to completely restore your smile, contact our office today online or call (704) 543-1102 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt. It is our goal to help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.