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
Each smile makeover at our Charlotte, NC, practice 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, technology used, and type of sedation selected. During your consultation. Drs. John M. Pinnix and George A. Betancourt can review your final smile makeover cost so you can begin to budget accordingly. At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we accept CareCredit® and Citi® Health Card financing to help patients with out-of-pocket expenses.
The overall cost of your smile makeover will depend upon the materials used and the types of procedures incorporated.
No two smile makeovers are the same. As a result, the total cost of treatment will vary greatly among patients.
Smile makeovers can include of a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and gum contouring. The type and number of procedures combined will affect the overall cost. Patients who choose teeth whitening and dental bonding will generally incur a lower treatment cost than those who choose to beautify their smiles with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and gum contouring.
Our office uses the latest dental technology to provide the highest quality care, including digital x-rays, CEREC, and laser technology. Before treatment, we can examine your teeth and gums using digital imaging. This allows us to provide more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. If you require a dental crown to conceal a damaged or discolored tooth, we can use our in-house CEREC system to create a custom restoration in just one office visit. This eliminates the need for an outside dental lab and can help lower costs.
No two smile makeovers are the same. As a result, the total cost of treatment will vary greatly amongst patients.
Patients who choose to transform their smiles with porcelain veneers rather than dental bonding will often incur a higher cost. Although composite resin is generally less expensive, ceramic provides more realistic and durable results.
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 several forms of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral medication, and intravenous (IV) therapy. Patients opting for sedation can expect the cost of their smile makeover to increase accordingly. The type and amount of sedation administered will also affect your cost, though it can make your overall experience more enjoyable. As part of only one and a half percent of dentists in the state of North Carolina licensed in IV sedation, Dr. Betancourt can deliver safe and effective treatment. As a result, you can feel confident in our services.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments are typically not covered by insurance. However, because your smile plays an important role in your overall self-confidence well-being, we strive to make these procedures more affordable. We accept financing through CareCredit and Citi Health Card to help offset the costs involved. These financing plans enable patients to make reasonable, monthly payments over time.
To learn more about the costs involved in a smile makeover, we invite you to meet with one of our skilled dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt are passionate about helping their patients achieve healthy smiles. Contact our office today online or call (704) 543-1102 to schedule your office visit.