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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?

Enhancing Your Smile Can Change Your Life

Smile Makeover Benefits

Renewing your smile can have many personal, cosmetic, and functional benefits:

Raise Your Self-Confidence

Even minor imperfections can lower self-esteem. A beautiful new smile can boost your confidence.

Customized Results

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

Healthier Looking Teeth

Chips, gaps, misshapen teeth, crookedness, and discolorations can be improved or eliminated.

Improved Oral Functions

Orthodontia or custom restorations like dental bridges can restore biting, chewing, and speaking abilities as well as reduce risks of teeth grinding and painful TMJ disorder.

A Dramatic Smile Makeover Before and After

before a smile makeover
after a smile makeover

Ready to Start Your Smile Transformation? Schedule Your Consultation Today

Dr. Pinnix and Dr.Betancourt perform a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments in house, eliminating the hassle and cost of seeing outside specialists. They are highly skilled at combining a unique set of procedures to dramatically enhance your appearance.

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has been providing superior, compassionate dental care to Charlotte, NC, as well as surrounding communities like Ballantyne and Gastonia, since 2005.  So, if you are ready to explore this treatment, contact our practice online or call us anytime.

(704) 543-1102 

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

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

Four Reasons to Choose Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Up-to-Date Training

Our dentists are always continuing their education. In fact, Dr. Pinnix recently completed a digital smile design mini-residency at NYU's esteemed Dental School.

Welcoming Amenities

We offer iPads, leather massage chairs in our treatment rooms, beverages, TVs, and earphones for music.

Advanced Technology

Our dental office is one of the few in all of North Carolina to offer digital smile design. Digital scanning using cone beam computed tomography (CT) and other tools help us make precise treatment plans and models so you can preview your results.  

Sedation Dentistry

Nervous about treatment or pain? Our safe, effective sedation methods can help your visit be calm and pain free.

We Customize Cosmetic Treatment Plans Based on You

Because every patient is unique, no two smile makeovers performed at our state-of-the-art Charlotte, NC, practice 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. These thin but strong ceramic shells are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to create a more uniform, balanced effect.

Dental Crowns

These lifelike 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 that work faster and better than store-bought products.


Patients who have overlapping teeth, gapped teeth, or other forms of dental misalignment can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Our dentists 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

Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt are extensively trained in the surgical placement of dental implants, which act as strong artificial tooth roots where teeth are missing. Durable and lifelike dentures, crowns, and bridges can be attached to the implants to complete your smile.

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

What Do I Need to Qualify for Treatment?

Multiple Issues

Our doctors typically recommend a smile makeover for patients in the Charlotte area who want to address multiple aesthetic concerns with 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.

Willing 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 costs. Our practice offers attractive financing options that can make the smile of your dreams affordable.

Worried about the Best Way to Pay?

Your smile plays an important role in your overall self-confidence, so our entire team wants to make cosmetic dentistry 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.


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.

Want a Renewed Smile? Contact Us and We'll Make That Happen - Together

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 as quickly as possible.

Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt can work with you to design a smile makeover plan that suits your goals, schedule, budget, and preferences. We help patients throughout greater Charlotte, including Ballantyne, experience beautiful smiles. Contact us today, online or by phone, to start your customized plan.

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Typical Smile Makeover Procedures

Your Treatment Timeline ​

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.
Restore a tooth

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.
Cosmetic dental treatment

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you are interested in a smile makeover at our Charlotte, NC, practice, we invite you to meet with one of our well-regarded doctors for an initial cosmetic dentistry consultation. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Bentancourt will take all the time necessary to understand your specific goals and discuss your options with you. Ready to get started? Contact our office online or give us a call.

A 5-Star Review for Our Practice

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

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.

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
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

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

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