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January 04, 2021

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty concerning the restoration and replacement of teeth. Everyone, whether they are dealing with tooth loss and decay or cosmetic imperfections, may want to visit a prosthodontist at some point. If you suspect that you need a prosthodontic service, here are a few things to know about the field.

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Dr. John R. Phelps is a skilled prosthodontist with over two decades of...

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November 23, 2020

Patients with numerous dental problems requiring extensive work will often benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding or replacing all the teeth in the mouth. It involves various treatment options to restore optimal dental function and aesthetics.

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Learn more about full mouth reconstruction by calling 317-818-9858 to schedule a...

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October 21, 2020

Woman getting CEREC crowns in Indianapolis CEREC dental restorations are fabricated in a single office visit using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing. The most significant benefit of visiting a CEREC dentist for tooth restoration is how quickly you can have a cracked or broken tooth fixed.

But here in Indianapolis, many of our patients aren’t just worried about speed. They want to make sure they’re getting a high-quality dental...

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October 16, 2020

Dental Bridges Indianapolis Dr. PhelpsMissing one or more teeth can present challenges in your daily life. You may feel embarrassed to smile, have trouble eating certain foods, and find it difficult to speak clearly.

Choosing the right tooth replacement solution is the key to enjoying a healthy and confident smile. A dental bridge is one option that can offer some exceptional benefits to the right candidates. Dental bridges literally bridge the...

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September 23, 2020

Many people have an outdated idea of dentures and think that they are uncomfortable or inconvenient. The truth is that modern dentures can be an excellent choice for tooth replacement. Here are seven facts about dentures that may surprise you.

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Dr. John Phelps can determine if dentures are appropriate for you. Schedule a consultation today at 317-818-9858...

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August 20, 2020

You need all of your teeth to enjoy optimal oral health. If you choose not to replace a missing or extracted tooth, several undesirable things can happen.

Some of the most common consequences of tooth loss include bite issues, TMJ problems, jawbone resorption, and low self-confidence. Fortunately, there are several modern treatment options to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. These options include bridges, dental implants, and dentures.


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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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