Hugo Sotelo, DMD, MAGD

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Waiting to Afford Implants? Consider a Flexible RPD in the Meantime
...The conventional RPD has a rigid acrylic base colored to resemble gum tissue supported by a metal frame with attached prosthetic (false) teeth at the missing teeth locations...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Fortunately, contemporary dentistry offers several good solutions for the problem of missing teeth...

Timing is Everything When Replacing a Teenager's Missing Tooth
... If you would like more information on treating teenagers with missing teeth, please contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Take Your Dentures out at Night to Extend Their Usefulness
...This contributes to the loss of the underlying bone, an occurrence common with missing teeth...

Dental Implants can also Support Other Traditional Restorations
...But if you have multiple missing teeth, you might think the cost of all those individual implants could put them out of your league...

Can't Afford Dental Implants? Consider Partial Dentures
We’ve come a long way in our ability to restore missing teeth...

Get Relief from Cracked Corners of the Mouth
...Inside the mouth reduced saliva flow, tissue inflammation under a rarely cleaned denture (denture stomatitis), pressure on the mouth corners caused by a collapsed bite due to missing teeth and similar conditions can elevate the risks for infection...

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults
...There are several ways to replace a full set of missing teeth, including removable dentures, overdentures, and fixed dentures: Removable dentures are the classic replacement teeth that you put in during the day and take out at night...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants FAQs
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...

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North Attleborough Dental

55 Plain Street Suite 1North Attleborough, MA 02760