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Drs. Otero

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry | Hampstead NC

The Vaping Epidemic

Probably over the last month, you have become familiar with the word “vaping.” It stretches across our headlines and somehow enters into regular conversations due to the prevalence it holds in our current society. Electronic cigarettes first came on the scene in the 1930’s, but didn’t really take off until a...
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CEREC Arizona Trip

Recently our team traveled to the West Coast (Scottsdale, Arizona) for a continuing education course provided by CEREC. CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” With this process Dr. Otero is able create a crown digitally in one appointment. This state-of-the-art CEREC system uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology...
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Baby Teeth

When Do Baby Teeth Come In? All of your baby’s teeth are actually present underneath their gums at birth, but typically start to erupt between six months and one year old. Although every child is different, most children have a full set of twenty primary teeth by the time they are...
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Sirona Cerec Milling Unit

Same Day Crowns

Up until a few years ago, the protocol for dental crowns were to take impressions and send off to a lab. While waiting for the final crown, the patient had to wear a temporary crown until the permanent restoration was ready from the lab. This process could take anywhere from one...
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