Dr. Phelps Indianapolis Dentistry Blog

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Carmel, Noblesville & the Greater Indianapolis Area

April 30, 2020

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for your trust and confidence in our Team to help you achieve and maintain your dental health. Your oral health needs are critical to overall health, and we will do all we can to help.  We are happy to announce that we are beginning to resume your normally scheduled dental appointments.

We are committed, as always, to providing a safe and calm environment for all of us. Of course, we are continuing to diligently employ all the sterilization and infection controls we have always had in place.

In addition, we are incorporating Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Dental Association (...

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April 13, 2020
Woman hiding her teeth, presumably because some are missing

There are many option for replacing missing teeth. Some, like dentures, have been around for centuries. Others, like dental implants, are relatively new. The best option for your needs will depend on several factors, including how many teeth are being replaced, your current state of oral health, and similarly individual influences.

Dentures and Dental Bridges


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April 01, 2020

There are several ways to replace a missing tooth. Depending on its location and function, tooth replacement options may include a dental bridge, dental implants, or dentures. With both bridges and implants, the restoration will be completed with a dental crown.

A Closer Look at Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can...

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March 27, 2020

Smiling woman walking down office hallThe short answer is yes. If you are missing all of your teeth, there are a variety of tooth replacement options available to accommodate every lifestyle and budget. With more than 25 years of respected experience, board-certified prosthodontist Dr. John R. Phelps has helped thousands of patients enjoy strong, healthy, beautiful smiles, and he can help you, too.

Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants

Simply put, dental...

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February 25, 2020

Woman smiling after getting dental implantsThere are myriad options for replacing missing teeth with dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants comprising the three most popular. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, but which is right for you?

In his more than 25 years of experience, board-certified prosthodontist Dr. John R. Phelps has...

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February 10, 2020

If you believe you could benefit from gentle sedation during your dental visit, call Indianapolis sedation dentist Dr. John Phelps to schedule a consultation today.

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you nervous, anxious, or scared, you're not alone. Especially if you've had a negative experience with a dentist in the past, being uncomfortable when seeing a dentist is understandable.

Board-certified prosthodontist...

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January 23, 2020

Teeth are likely the first thing people think about when the word “smile” is mentioned. Yet teeth comprise only one part of your smile. And that aspect can be significantly diminished if your gums are covering up your teeth.

Woman smiling after gum recontouringAs a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. John R. Phelps is specially trained in smile restoration. He uses advanced technology to create the most precise, comfortable...

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December 17, 2019

Who doesn't want a whiter smile? Although you can find a number of over-the-counter products that claim to brighten teeth, most patients require professional treatment to achieve the results they want.

Porcelain veneers are among the most effective and versatile options for improving your smile. Not only can they make your teeth whiter, but they can also improve the shape of individual teeth.

Dr. John Phelps has extensive experience helping patients achieve brand-new smiles with porcelain veneers. See our before-and-after gallery for sample veneers results...

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November 22, 2019

woman embarrassed by missing teeth covering her mouthFor most adults, the biggest downside of missing teeth is embarrassment. Missing one or more teeth makes your smile look incomplete, and you may feel compelled to cover your mouth when talking or laughing around other people.

However, the impact of missing teeth doesn't end with aesthetics. If you have lost one or more teeth, there are a variety of health and functionality reasons to replace them.

Issues Caused by Tooth...

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October 24, 2019

Woman with nice teeth after prosthodontic treatmentIf you needed heart surgery, would you go to your primary care physician, or to a cardiac surgeon who specializes in the procedure? The answer seems obvious. Your primary care physician diagnoses illnesses, writes prescriptions, and does a lot of work to help keep you healthy. However, some procedures require a specialist.

The dynamic is the same for general dentists and prosthodontists. General dentists handle your standard oral health...

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