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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic procedures to transform your smile. Our dentists will collaborate with you to create a personal treatment plan. You will discuss your cosmetic goals, budget, and schedule, and they will recommend the treatments that can meet your needs. Then they will create wax-ups and mockups, showing what you will look like after treatment.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to mask a range of cosmetic imperfections including stained, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. We offer veneers made from IPS e.max® and Empress® porcelain. These uniquely fabricated materials offer unparalleled durability and a realistic appearance.
Invisalign® uses custom-made clear removable aligner trays to gently straighten your teeth. In addition to making cosmetic adjustments, this system can also help you to achieve better oral health. With better dental alignment, we can often treat your teeth with more conservative procedures. If you only need aesthetic adjustments, you may be a candidate for Invisalign® Express, which can typically achieve the desired results in about six months.
We offer both take-home and in-office Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening options. At-home treatment involves using custom-made trays, which you will fill with whitening gel and wear about 30 minutes a day for approximately two weeks. During in-office treatment, the dentist will apply a stronger form of whitening gel activated with a special light, and it can dramatically whiten your teeth in about 45 minutes.
Excessive gum tissue can make healthy teeth look worn or stubby. With gum contouring, your dentist can use a highly precise surgical laser to remove excess gum tissue and create a beautiful new frame for your smile. Lasers seal blood vessels during treatment, resulting in minimal swelling and discomfort after the procedure.
Our dentists can conceal dental imperfections using artfully applied composite resin. After lightly etching the surface of your teeth, the dentist will apply the material, carefully sculpting it so that it matches the natural shape of your teeth. With bonding, your dentist can conceal chips, cracks, and stains, and can also reshape one or more of your teeth for a beautiful enhancement.