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Looking for a friendly and experienced team of dentists who are committed to helping you and your family achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for a lifetime? 

Welcome to Cape Fear Smiles, located on Medical Center Drive in Wilmington. 

Cape Fear Smiles strives to give you personalized, compassionate care that meets your needs. They offer a full range of services and will take the time to make sure you feel comfortable and understand your treatment options.

Even as a child, Doctor Norma Cortez knew she wanted to be a dentist. As a small girl with dental issues, she began to have a curiosity about dentistry. Dr. Cortez obtained her undergraduate in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has won “best dentists” awards several years in a row for the quality of care she provides. When Dr. Cortez finished dental school, she moved to the Wilmington area where she met her husband, George. Now, Dr. Cortez, her husband, and their two children, Christian and Sebastian, currently live in Ogden and feel blessed to have their very own family-owned, modern, researched-based practice. 

Cape Fear Smiles uses state-of-the-art dental technology to ensure your treatments are precise, comfortable, and effective. The office has its very own CBCT Scanner which gives the dentists clear, more diagnosable images, an Intraoral Camera to capture a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth so you can see what work needs to be done, and a state-of-the-art iTero® 3D scanner for digital impressions. Patients who visit this state-of-the-art dental facility are able to receive crowns in a day with the use of Cape Fear Smiles’ milling machine, 3D images of his/her smile, and laser dentistry to treat a number of different dental conditions.

Cape Fear Smiles prides itself on health and safety. They use external vacuums that decrease aerosols in the air and HEPA filter air purifiers that clean the air. Infection control techniques such as using autoclaves which provide steam-based sterilization to clean dental instruments and use composite fillings rather than silver amalgam which contain mercury and could be hazardous to the environment.

Not only does Cape Fear Smiles offer general dentistry, but the team also offers an array of cosmetic options to make your dream smile a reality, including dental bonding, veneers, aligner retainers, Invisalign, and teeth reshaping options. They even offer laser teeth whitening, which decreases sensitivity following treatment as well as giving you a more beautiful smile.

Cape Fear Smiles has a goal of providing their patients with the affordable quality dentistry they deserve. For patients who do not have dental insurance, Cape Fear Smiles offers annual memberships to a low-cost, in-house Dental Health Plan. Unlike dental insurance coverage, you know exactly what treatments are covered under your plan and there are no annual limits

For more information on Cape Fear Smiles and their services, visit their website at https://www.capefearsmiles.com or give them a call today at 910-763-0931.

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