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Porcelain Veneers

Worn, chipped, or discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and avoid smiling in public.

Porcelain veneers are designed to conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections and create a more beautiful, symmetrical smile.

So what makes veneers placed at our Charlotte, NC, practice such a great option?

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Porcelain Veneers Can Dramatically Enhance Your Smile

A Versatile Treatment

Veneers are porcelain shells that can be used to conceal a wide range of tooth concerns, including chips, cracks, misalignment, and stubborn discoloration. The treatment is often included in smile makeover plans

Natural-Looking Results

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, we craft our veneers from advanced dental porcelain. This material mimics the properties of natural tooth enamel in order to blend seamlessly into your smile.

Strong & Durable

While the porcelain shells are incredibly thin, veneers are also remarkably strong. With proper care, your veneers can last up 10 years or more without fracturing or staining.

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt, are proud to provide stunning, natural-looking porcelain veneers for patients in Charlotte, Ballantyne, and surrounding communities. With a range of state-of-the-art dental technologies and advanced materials, our team can design a treatment plan which elevates every aspect of your smile, from the look of a single tooth to the appearance of your entire smile.

Schedule your veneers consultation at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney by contacting us online or calling (704) 543-1102 today.

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

If You Are Unhappy with Your Smile, You Are Not Alone...

Veneers Can Enhance Teeth That Are...

Patients with Good Oral Health Typically Qualify for Porcelain Veneers

Do You Have Sufficient Enamel?

Because the veneers process requires that we remove a small amount of enamel from the treated tooth, we will check the condition of your teeth before recommending this treatment.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Grinding or clenching your teeth can damage your veneers. For some patients with bruxism, a mouthguard can restore their candidacy for porcelain veneers.

Are You Free of Decay and Gum Disease?

If Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt detect any cavities or gum disease, we can recommend the appropriate treatment, such as dental fillings or periodontal care

Ready to Find out  If You Are a Candidate?

Porcelain veneers conceal tooth flaws so you can feel confident about your smile. Get started today by calling:

(704) 543-1102 

Veneers Offer Superior Results Compared to Simpler Procedures

If you are concerned about the cost of veneers, there are several alternatives which are less expensive. For certain cosmetic issues, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can achieve similar results with dental bonding or teeth whitening.

However, neither of these treatments can match the natural-looking and comprehensive effects of treatment with veneers. The advanced dental porcelain mimics the properties of natural teeth for stunning results.

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Placing Your Veneers

The veneer placement process can generally be completed in two office visits.

First Visit

Preparation

During the first visit, your doctor will carefully prepare and reshape the teeth. This involves removing a small amount of enamel so the veneer fits seamlessly within your smile.

Impressions

Once the teeth are prepared, we can take impressions. These will be used by the dental laboratory to fabricate veneers that match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.

Temporary Placement

To help protect your teeth in the meantime, we may place temporary veneers.

About one to two weeks later, you can return to our practice to receive your veneers. 

Second Visit

Check the Fit

Your doctor can clean and dry your teeth and check that the veneers fit properly.

Placement

Once you and your doctor are happy with the results, he can apply a special etching solution and permanently bond the veneers in place

Finishing Touches

Your doctor can then polish your teeth to reveal your newly transformed smile.

Quality Care with Amazing Results

"I have had an amazing experience at Advanced Dentistry 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

Enjoying the Effects of Your Treatment

Once your veneers are in place, you can immediately return to normal activities as long as you did not receive sedation. While you may feel some mild discomfort, you can enjoy immediate results after your veneer placement.

Although the precise effects can vary depending on several factors, we have helped many patients throughout Ballantyne and greater Charlotte experience a brighter and more youthful-looking smile.

Caring for Your Veneers

Caring for your veneers is crucial to their longevity. You should practice good oral hygiene to keep your smile healthy and avoid certain foods and activities so you do not damage the ceramic.

We recommend patients:

  • Avoid chewing on pen caps and other hard objects
  • Avoid using their teeth to open packages
  • Avoid biting their nails
  • Avoid chewing sticky and hard candies
  • Minimize consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages, such as red wine, coffee, chocolate, and tomato-based products

 When veneers are properly cared for, the results of this cosmetic dentistry treatment can last a decade or more.

A 5-Star Review from a Local Patient

"Top line service with the best tools and technology.  Add in the great personnel and Advanced Dentistry is a no brainer!! 5 Stars across the Board!" Bryant S.

Understanding the Cost of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can range in cost from several hundred to a few thousand dollars per tooth. 

Many factors can impact porcelain veneers' cost, including the materials used, the number of veneers placed, and the experience of your dentist. During your consultation, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can evaluate your oral health and provide you with a cost estimate so you can budget accordingly. To make care more manageable, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney accepts CareCredit® and Citi® Health Card financing to assist patients with out-of-pocket costs.

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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

Our Financing Options

Because porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment, they are not covered by dental insurance. However, we understand that having an upgraded tooth and a straighter, brighter, and more symmetrical smile can boost your self-confidence and transform your appearance. To help make treatment more budget-friendly, we accept:

Custom Veneers Can Help You:

Conceal Imperfections

Tooth imperfections like chips, cracks, and gaps can make you feel very self-conscious. By covering the entire tooth surface, a dental veneer can fully mask your concerns.

Enhance Your Features

A brighter, straighter smile can enhance your overall appearance, making you look refreshed and rejuvenated.

Feel More Confident

Dental veneers help your smile look its best, encouraging you to feel more confident in your professional and personal life.

Each Treatment Is Different Get Your Quote Today

Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt in Charlotte are highly skilled cosmetic dentists who can dramatically transform your smile.

Give us a call today at:

(704) 543-1102

I Have Been  Looking Forward to My Visits

"Dr. Betancourt and his staff are a class act; not only the highest level of professionalism, but also taking the time to make a patient feel comfortable, informed and well cared for. Hard to believe I have been looking forward to my visits there! I can only recommend Advanced Dentistry in good conscience."
Ted Braun

Frequently Asked Questions about Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Often referred to as instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers are customized shells designed to cover the front surface of a tooth. They conceal various cosmetic blemishes beneath. Each shell is crafted from medical-grade ceramic, color-matched to provide realistic results. For patients who desire an even brighter smile, we can provide a professional teeth whitening treatment before the color of the porcelain is chosen. Many patients who have minor orthodontic issues and cosmetic concerns find this procedure beneficial, since it addresses both with just one treatment.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who have good oral health but are unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile due to:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth

Before placing your veneers, your doctor can perform a full examination to determine the health of your teeth and gums. If he detects any cavities or gum disease, he can recommend the appropriate treatment. Any oral health complications must first be addressed with dental fillings or periodontal care before proceeding with veneers. Because the veneers process requires that we remove a small amount of enamel, we will also check the condition of the tooth structure. Patients with weak or insufficient enamel, or those who struggle with teeth grinding, may not qualify for treatment or be better suited to durable dental crowns. We invite patients from Ballantyne and throughout greater Charlotte to book a consultation to determine if veneers or another treatment is the right way to upgrade their smiles.

Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102 today.

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