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

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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

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But am I a good candidate for veneers?

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 

I've heard that treatment is expensive...

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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Our practice uses the latest materials to produce beautiful results...

Dental Veneers Crafted from Trusted Materials

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At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we use the latest materials to produce lifelike, durable results. Our options include:

  • IPS e.max: This material is composed of lithium disilicate, a highly aesthetic and durable ceramic that bonds well with enamel and produces lasting results.
  • IPS Empress: Made from pressed lithium disilicate with lucite-glass ceramic, this material provides a wide range of shade-matching options to deliver the most realistic results.

Our dentists, serving Charlotte and Ballantyne, can review your needs, goals, and preferences to determine which solution would be most appropriate for you.

So how do veneers work?

Placing Your Veneers

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

First Visit


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.


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.


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.

Wondering what kind of results you can expect?

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.

Patients throughout North Carolina trust our practice with their smiles...

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"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.

But can I afford veneers?

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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In order to determine your unique treatment cost, our dentists will take several factors into account...

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

We want every patient to be able to experience a beautiful smile...

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:

Remember, most patients feel the benefits of this cosmetic dentistry treatment far outweigh the costs...

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

Curious about your other tooth enhancement options?

Choosing between Veneers and Orthodontic Treatment

Deciding whether porcelain veneers or orthodontics are the right choice for you will depend on your budget, the complexity of your concerns, your time commitment, and your cosmetic goals. Patients who wish to maintain their natural teeth, but are struggling with dental misalignment and minor extrinsic stains, can transform their smiles with Invisalign and professional teeth whitening treatment. Depending on the number of teeth that need to be repaired, this treatment may be more affordable than porcelain veneers. However, the final results could take one to two years. Meanwhile, patients who have both damaged and misaligned teeth can transform their smile in less than one month with porcelain veneers.


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.

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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