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

Smile Makeover

For some who desire a significant upgrade in the look of their smiles, a single cosmetic treatment cannot offer the results they desire.

A smile makeover at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney combines several treatments to completely transform your smile.

Wondering what a makeover performed at our Charlotte, NC, practice can do for you?

Each Smile Makeover Is Personalized to Meet Your Unique Needs and Goals

Raise Your Self-Confidence

Even minor imperfections can make you feel self-conscious. A smile makeover can create a beautiful new smile so you can feel confident about your appearance.

Customized Results

Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt can personalize your cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to address your unique concerns.

You Control the Treatment

Whether you want to start slow or achieve dramatic results quickly, we can plan your makeover to fit your schedule, budget, and preferences.

Ready to Start  Your Transformation?

Dr. John Pinnix and Dr. George Betancourt offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments and can combine a unique set of procedures to dramatically enhance your appearance. Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has been serving Charlotte, NC, Ballantyne, and surrounding communities since 2005

If you are ready to explore this treatment, contact our practice online or call us at:

(704) 543-1102 

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

A smile makeover can address a range of concerns...

Enhancing Your Smile Can Change Your Life

We can improve your dental health and aesthetic issues...

We Go Above and Beyond for Our Patients

"I have had an amazing experience at Advanced Dentristry of Blakeney! Dr. Pinnix and his team  have gone above and beyond to give me my most confident smile. They give quality care with amazing results, and all of the staff are very personable and will put you at ease! I definitely recommend this team!"
Allison Armstrong

We can combine dental procedures to completely enhance every aspect of your smile...

Custom Treatment Plans Involving Cosmetic Dentistry & More

Because every patient is unique, no two smile makeovers will be the same. However, there are several popular cosmetic dentistry procedures to choose from, including:

Dental Bonding

This treatment involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin to can conceal a wide range of imperfections such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and more.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you have old amalgam fillings, they can be replaced with tooth-colored composite fillings for a more natural-looking appearance.

Porcelain Veneers

Like bonding, veneers can conceal a number of aesthetic issues, including chips, fractures, gaps, and misshapen teeth. These thin ceramic shells are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth and can deliver a more uniform, balanced effect.

Dental Crowns

These restorations are used in restorative and cosmetic procedures alike. Similar to veneers, crowns can address several aesthetic concerns. However, a crown is designed to fit over the entire tooth rather than just the front surface.

Teeth Whitening

Yellowed, discolored, or dull teeth can be brightened by several shades with professional teeth whitening. At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we offer both in-office and take-home options. 


Patients who have overlapping teeth, gapped teeth, or other forms of dental misalignment can benefit from orthodontic treatment. At our practice, we offer the Invisalign system, which is a clear, removable alternative to traditional metal braces. 

Laser Gum Reshaping

Those with an uneven or “gummy” smile can undergo laser gum reshaping. This advanced procedure eliminates excess gum tissue and contours the gum line for a more symmetrical, balanced appearance.

Dental Implants

Our Charlotte practice offers all necessary restorative care to create a strong foundation for your makeover. Dental implants, for example, are an excellent method of replacing missing teeth.

How do I know if a smile makeover is right for me?

Most Patients with Cosmetic Flaws Will Qualify for Treatment

Multiple Issues

Our doctors, serving Charlotte and Ballantyne, typically recommend a smile makeover for patients who want to address multiple aesthetic concerns in a comprehensive treatment plan.

Good Oral Health

It is important to be in good oral health before pursuing cosmetic changes. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt can examine your teeth and gums and determine if you need restorative treatments before beginning your makeover.

Ready to Invest in Your Smile

Insurance won't cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, so interested patients should be sure they are ready to pay out of pocket. We offer financing options that can make the smile of your dreams affordable.

I'm not sure I need to make a big change...

You Can Control Every Aspect of Your Smile Makeover

Smile makeovers are all about personalization, meaning you are in charge of the scope of your treatment. Some of our patients choose to focus on minor issues, such as discoloration and cracks, while others want a dramatic transformation. 

Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt can work with you to design a smile makeover plan that suits your goals and preferences. We help patients throughout greater Charlotte, including Ballantyne, experience beautiful smiles.

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Our dentists use the latest technology to give you the best possible experience...

Innovative Tools Available at Our Charlotte Office

Our dental office is one of the few in all of NC to offer digital smile design

Digital smile design allows Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt to capture images of your smile using a cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner and intraoral scanner, and digitally plan your treatment using computer software. Our dentists can then create previews of what your smile would look like after completing your cosmetic dentistry treatments, so you can see your results and make more informed decisions.

Dental software

Schedule Your  Initial Consultation

Those interested in a smile makeover at our Charlotte, NC, practice, serving Ballantyne and nearby communities, will meet with one of our doctors for an initial cosmetic dentistry consultation. Your doctor will take all the time necessary to understand your specific goals and discuss your options with you. If you are ready to get started, contact our office online or call:

(704) 543-1102

So how does a smile makeover work?

Your Treatment Timeline ​Will Depend on the Type and Number of Issues You Wish to Address

Each smile makeover is personalized, meaning no two treatment timelines are exactly alike. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt can provide an estimated timeline after your initial consultation.

Initial Consultation

First, you will meet with one of our doctors to discuss your concerns, goals, and budget.

Restorative Treatments

If you have oral health issues, such as extensive decay or gum disease, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt may recommend restorative treatments before beginning your makeover.

Cosmetic Treatments

Depending on the number of procedures and the current state of your smile, your makeover may only require a single appointment. However, most smile makeovers take several sessions to complete.

Take a look at some common smile makeover treatments...

A Smile Makeover Can Provide Both Cosmetic and Functional Benefits

Patients who undergo a smile makeover at our Charlotte practice can enjoy a wide range of cosmetic benefits. Depending on the procedures you choose, these could include:

  • Fewer surface flaws, such as chips
  • Straighter teeth
  • Whiter, brighter teeth
  • A more uniform, even smile
  • Closed gaps

In addition to these cosmetic benefits, some patients may enjoy functional advantages as well. For example, if your smile makeover included custom restorations such as a dental bridge or orthodontic treatment, you can experience:

  • Enhanced bite function
  • Improved alignment
  • A decreased risk of bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder

Check out the results a smile makeover can achieve...

Here are the best ways to keep your smile looking great...

Simple Tips for Maintaining Your Results

A smile makeover requires investing your time and money, so our dentists want to help you maintain your results as long as possible. 

To keep your smile looking great and feeling healthy, you should:

  • Brush your teeth twice each day, even if you have porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or dental implants
  • Floss your teeth daily, but floss front to back (rather than up and down) to avoid dislodging your dental work 
  • Visit our Charlotte dentists every six months so that we can assess the health of your smile
  • Minimize foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as red wine, tea, coffee, and tomato sauces

Depending on which treatments you undergo, our dentists will provide a detailed set of aftercare instructions to help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.

Our dentists have received dozens of 5-star reviews...

A 5-Star Review from a Google User

"I love my new smile! Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt are the best. I highly recommend them." Meghan M.

How to Determine the Cost of a Smile Makeover

Each smile makeover is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients. This means the costs involved can vary greatly from patient to patient, depending upon the number of procedures performed, the technology used, and the use of sedation.

During your consultation, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can review your final smile makeover cost so you can begin to budget accordingly. 

A Closer Look at Smile Makeover Cost Factors

The Type of Procedures

The type of procedures in your treatment plan will affect the overall cost. Minor treatments, such as teeth whitening, generally cost less than more complex procedures, such as porcelain veneers.

The Number of Procedures

More treatments typically mean higher costs. Patients who choose teeth whitening and dental bonding will generally incur a lower treatment cost than those who choose to upgrade their smiles with teeth whitening, veneers, and gum contouring.


Our office uses the latest dental technology to provide the highest quality of care, including digital x-rays, CEREC®, and laser technology. Some of our technologies can save you money by reducing lab fees. However, others may add to your final cost.


More aesthetic materials, such as dental porcelain, often cost more than other options. For example, veneers are typically more expensive than bonding. However, ceramic provides more realistic and durable results.

Sedation Options

We can often perform cosmetic dentistry treatments without the need for sedation. However, if you suffer from dental anxiety or have sensitive teeth, we offer sedation: nitrous oxide, oral medication, and intravenous (IV) sedation. 

I'm wondering how I will pay for treatment...

Cosmetic dentistry treatments are not covered by insurance. However, because your smile plays an important role in your overall self-confidence, we want to make these procedures accessible to those who desire them. During your consultation, our friendly staff will be happy to work with you to determine a means of payment that fits your budget comfortably. If any treatments included in your plan - such as Invisalign, gum disease treatment, or a filling - qualify for coverage under your insurance plan, you can count on us to work with your provider to secure maximum coverage.
lovely smile
A smile makeover can dramatically boost your confidence in your appearance.

My results were perfect.

"Could not have been more pleased with all the services I received from Dr. John Pinnix and his staff both professional and technical.  Everyone interacted with me in a warm professional manner through some challenging times.  My results were perfect.  Awesome care!"
Cindy Boyson

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